Views & Reviews From the frontline

Dying to get home

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 23 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:402
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    I love London—its size, the crush of all the world's humanity, the onslaught on the senses. I love watching all the people and wondering about their lives and stories. But most of all I love the anonymity, the freedom. It was a similar experience when I used to walk the hospital wards: vast institutions and thousands of people wandering the corridors with their own lives and stories. I was constantly on the move; different wards, different specialists, and different hospitals. Tired and irritable, I often …

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