Our peopleBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2715 (Published 25 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2715
- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
We rushed out of the classroom just as Concorde flew over head. We watched its beautiful form slip into the horizon. He leant against me, and I put my arm around his shoulder. He was my friend. This was the inner city in the early 1970s. He would always laugh at my freckles and straight blond hair. I asked my mum why we looked different—she just said, “That’s the way we’re made.” He had to return to Jamaica, and six months later …
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