The flagon… with the dragon

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:913
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    It was more than just a heartsink consultation; it was tedious, nagging, grating, the kind of consultation that whispers the o'erwrought heart and bids it break. “You are in perfect health, Mrs Maguire,” I repeated.

    “Are you sure I'm all right?”

    “I'm sure.”

    “Are you definitely sure?”


    “Are you absolutely definitely sure?”


    “Are you absolutely definitely positively sure?”

    “When was the last time someone actually hit you?” …

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