Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Squaring circle time

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1225 (Published 25 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1225
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    I stood on the stage holding my spear. A bit part. Mary and Joseph held centre stage, and the narrator’s voice boomed around us. Like many primary school heroes, Joseph ended up in jail, and Mary became a teen mother. I was an academic nobody, with no label of dyslexia and no classroom assistant. But I could tell a joke, was good at conkers and football cards, and would stick up for my friends. We didn’t try to punch the teacher, and in turn teachers tried their …

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