Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Mexican standoff

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1832 (Published 05 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1832
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    I dread introductions, for names are lost to me. I never buy cards, and every July I discover unopened Christmas cards. Don’t ask me my children’s dates of birth. But I do remember the B sides of singles and historical fact and dates. I arrive on time (always early), and in 20 years I have missed three days of work to sickness. I believe in a very old fashioned idea, formed in a childhood of Sunday matinee war movies and westerns, where …

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