Land of the freeBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7433.235-a (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:235
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
At the age of 19, I got a job lifeguarding at a kids' summer camp in America. I let slip to a colleague that I didn't have a work permit. Next day, I got a ride in a yellow car with the siren screaming just like in Starsky and Hutch, while handcuffed to a hunky cop. I got six hours of questioning and my mugshot and fingerprints taken by the FBI. And I got deported.
Six months ago, I …