The good slutBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7462.409-a (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:409
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner
- Crossmaglen, County Armagh
Call me Ishmael; I wander in the desert, eating locusts, eluding hostile nomads, and sucking on spit. I am a general practitioner, I prowl in the night, perilous and alone. I meet the old and the lost, the desperate and the hopeless. But in my darkest and most dreadful hours I may call for help, for I know there is one friend who will always answer my call.
A few months ago I was trying to organise an …