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Bedtime stories

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 03 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2925
  1. Mary E Black, public health physician, Belgrade, Serbia
  1. drmaryblack{at}

    All my life I have wanted to see the world through another’s eyes for a day, someone famous living in a remarkable place or time. An artist in medieval Siena is a particular favourite or perhaps a whale.

    My youngest is 13 and growing up faster than I can buy him new shoes. He is an athlete, training most days, competing in athletics and the national sailing team, and getting his share of bumps and scrapes. Like most teenagers he needs more sleep than he will admit to. He has …

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