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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 03 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2827
  1. Liam Farrell, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  1. drfarrell{at}

    As a baby I was of royal blood, closely related to the Dauphin—close enough, like Sarah Palin, to see the Russian royal family from my house. Unfortunately, on the day I was presented to the adoring masses the ceremony was hijacked by the Evil Fairy, who stole me from a life of Parisian splendour and decadence and for good measure chucked in the vices of Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Sarcasm, and, finally, just to prove that the …

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