A former colleague?BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39056.501412.DE (Published 04 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:24
- Gordon Shepherd, senior occupational physician, Ark Occupational Health, Aberdeen (Gordon@arkoh.co.uk)
“I am sorry, but he does not speak English,” his wife said at the breakfast table. I had approached to ask him if we had worked together. I apologised and left our London hotel to walk to the conference on a bright and cool autumn morning. I scolded myself for being a stupid old fool (“It was 25 years ago, man”) and forgot about him for the rest of the day as academia …
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