Reviews SOUNDINGS

Looking sideways

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7514.463-a (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:463
  1. George Dunea, attending physician
  1. Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

    Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, the theology student turned dictator, once said that “a man's eyes ought to be torn out if he can only see the past.” I note, therefore, with some trepidation, that this is my 300th column in this journal. Many of my middle aged readers have retired—some enjoying the felicity of the Victorian novelist George Gissing's Henry Ryecroft, who was enabled, by an unexpected legacy, to escape from a life of drudgery; others getting under their spouses' …

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