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A winter’s tale

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39437.602998.59 (Published 03 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:48
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  1. William.Farrell{at}528.gp.n-i.nhs.uk

    It must be tough being an emperor penguin; not only are you being constantly harassed by film crews, who love the fact that you can’t fly away or strafe them with guano, but Morgan Freeman is always popping up from behind an iceberg and global warming is increasingly degrading your breeding grounds and food supplies.

    And global warming is no picnic for general practitioners either; it has irrevocably altered the aesthetic of wintertime home visits, a cherished part of general practice since the day …

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