Barbara's bowelBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7465.568 (Published 02 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:568
- Brian Witcombe, consultant radiologist
- Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester
Four inches of snow and my hilltop home is cut off, so, one snowy day, I swapped a radiological session at my base hospital for a session at a local cottage hospital just two miles down the hill. No sooner had I set out to walk in boots and anorak, than a Landrover driven by a gentleman farmer stopped, and I was offered a lift. His passenger was my neighbour, Barbara, an elegant professional lady whose vitality and sophisticated charm guaranteed her popularity, particularly among the local gentry. …
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