Passing timeBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7562.294 (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:294
- Wesley Michael Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org), specialist registrar in respiratory medicine
- Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds
He had been an active farm labourer until his admission to hospital in his late 70s. He was tall (though when I met him he was no longer strong enough to stand) and, by all accounts, had had an impressive physique at admission. His elective admission had been with a colovesical fistula, a complication of diverticular disease. Unfortunately, he had had a troubled postoperative course which lasted many months. After the initial repair there had been an …
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