Views & Reviews From the frontline

Medicine à la mode

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2833 (Published 03 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2833
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    I limped home with my bike, blood seeping through the knee of my jeans. I still have the scar. My flares had got caught up in the chain, and I was sent sprawling from my chopper. Enormous flared collars, cuffs, and trouser bottoms were all the rage then but would be far too dangerous to be allowed on children today for fear of tripping, entanglement, and the real risk of Bri-Nylon static electrocution. But fashion changes, and a few years later I risked sterility by squeezing into drainpipe …

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