All Greek to me

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 30 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a550
  1. Helen Halpern, GP principal
  1. 1Brondesbury Medical Centre, London
  1. helen.halpern{at}

    The patient and I were talking in circles. She was a Greek woman in her 70s, the widow of an English man. She was extremely anxious about her recent admission to hospital with an episode of pyelonephritis and was exhorting me to do more tests on her kidneys. I was trying to explain that, …

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