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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 25 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2715
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
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    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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