A sax and a roseBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b939 (Published 11 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b939
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Leeds
Funerals are a challenge to us bow tie wearers. Conventional neckwear is required, but you struggle to remember the Windsor knot. You can hardly sport a black tie in clinic, so you have to change on the way. In a train last week I persevered, peering at my reflection in the screen of my laptop.
It turned out that I needn’t have bothered. This was a celebration, not a wake. Edinburgh’s medical community turned out in force, …