Fillers A memorable mistake

None so blind

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:78
  1. F Morgan, retiring general practitioner
  1. Kingsweston Road, Henbury, Bristol

“Och aye, Freddy. Men make mistakes, not because they don't know but because they don't look.” This was said to me in 1942 by my late friend Sandy Bell, quoting his professor of medicine at Queen's University, Belfast.

Years later, in the early 1960s, my wife and I were travelling in the high Andes of Peru. We had gone up to Cuzco to see our daughter, who was on voluntary service teaching English at the university there. While there, we …

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