What does the patient want?BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1295-a (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1295
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner
- Crossmaglen, County Armagh
“What made you suspicious, Farrell?”
Holmes was a trifle unimaginative, but he was a stout fellow and well worth his keep, as the big problem with a meritocracy is that good servants are hard to find; when everybody's somebody, then nobody's anybody.
“It was the curious incident of the cough in the night,” I said.
“But the patient did not cough in the night,” said Holmes.
“Exactly,” I …