Reviews Soundings

The threat

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7554.1399-a (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1399
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    In Aliens, the human colonists have been eradicated by the ruthless queen. As Sigourney Weaver is escaping, she loses the little girl she has promised never to leave. She returns to the hive and, as she straps on her guns, the camera lingers. Her face is grim, and you realise that she is more dangerous than any monster. Hunters have a saying: “Never get between a she-bear and her cubs.”

    We general practitioners also have a saying: …

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