Me and my friends

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:428
  1. Michael Reschen, senior house officer, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
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    It was my guitar teacher who introduced me to the concept of peri-performance β blockade as a way of controlling the befuddling anxieties that could imperil my infrequent recitals.

    Sitting in his front room one Saturday morning, I heard the rustle of pills in a bottle as he lifted his guitar from its velvet lined case. Keen to show off my own medical knowledge, I inquired gently as to the nature of …

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