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An Auchendreich farewell

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39024.692095.59 (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1027
  1. Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
  1. 1Edinburgh

Our newest consultant orthopod, a Mr Palchaudri, toys nervously with his haggis pakora. “I really wasn't sure about this evening. Lovely to be invited, though perhaps one should have declined. Dr MacEachern was exceptionally kind at my interview, but as a very new boy in school, so to speak . . .” A senior general practitioner pats his arm. “Not at all, laddie. It's a great way o' meeting folk, a farewell dinner.”

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