From head to toe an airborne soldierBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7464.512 (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:512
- Jeremy Sharp, ear, nose, and throat consultant
- Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby
As a medical student, I served in a Territorial Airborne unit as an infantry soldier. While on my parachute course, I banged my head on landing and developed a simple headache. At the end of the day's training, back at the RAF base, I reported to the medical reception station and requested some simple analgesia.
I was told that I …