The truth is not always a beautiful thingBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7460.287 (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:287
- Gregor Walker, specialist registrar in paediatric surgery
- Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
I answered my emergency page to be informed that my presence, as the on-call neonatology senior house officer, was required for an instrumented delivery. On my arrival in the obstetric theatre, three apparently vital pieces of information were offered: the baby was being delivered by mid-cavity forceps, labour had been prolonged, and both parents …
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