Views & Reviews From the Frontline

Comrades in arms

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5022 (Published 24 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5022
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}yahoo.co.uk

    We weren’t totally convinced that the action was necessary or even that it would work—we cursed this interventionist, US style of attack. The standard issue equipment, the multi-vials and the syringes, were substandard and flimsy, and the syringes had too narrow a needle. I had decided to use my own equipment. But just like every practice across the county we obeyed our orders, rounded up suspects, and went on the vaccination offensive.

    We called up the reservists, pulled on …

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