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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 11 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4340
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
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    Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world . . . but if you watch the skies for long enough, I reflected, sooner or later an attractive new planet will swim into your ken. Bogart would have known the feeling; tall and willowy, she was the kind of woman who made you suspect that testosterone deficiency was yet another illusory drug company construct rather than a real disease.

    “You requested a domiciliary consultation on Mrs Magee,” she …

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