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One in Three: A Son's Journey into the History and Science of Cancer

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.154-a (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:154
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner (destwo@yahoo.co.uk)
  1. Glasgow

    I love you dad.” I looked at my 5 year old son and made a mental note to complain to the school about the subversive content of its discussion forum classroom activity known as circle time. I explained that he didn't even know me and that he should wait until he was at least 40 before he started making any definite commitment. He nodded, but I wasn't sure that he understood. In Britain, understatement rules supreme, and Brief Encounter—the dullest film ever made—is considered by many as our greatest love story. Emotional Americana makes many of us squirm. …

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