Dentures and deep time

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1415
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    The only thing I really remember about “Harold” was that he would keep his dentures in different sets of jars in the laboratory marked “Best Pair,” “Reasonable Pair,” and “Not So Good.” Quite often he would do without them altogether, and then he looked like Harold Steptoe from the 1970s UK television sitcom about rag and bone men.

    Harold was not what you would call an inspirational teacher, but on this occasion he passed around a small black rock …

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