What price entertainment?BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7461.357-a (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:357
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
- University College London
A man wakes up in casualty after a grand mal seizure. The junior doctor explains that it's probably simple epilepsy but that he may need further tests to exclude something more serious. He will be admitted overnight for observation.
Six million of us have watched the man being wheeled, fitting, from the ambulance to the resuscitation room. We have seen his vomit being sucked through a tube by an impassive nurse. We have zoomed in …