Defeated yet defiantBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39587.502477.59 (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1194
- Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
“Hurrah for Captain Spaulding,” I carolled as the door opened, which I thought quite droll, because his name, can you believe it, was Joe Spaulding. But the infectious bonhomie of Groucho Marx proved no defence against the horror that was to come; Joe was turning his back and pulling down his trousers even before the door was shut.
“Hold it right there, pal,” I said—but it was too late. I had no shotgun, and the cattle prod was on the blink.
“What do …