Views & Reviews From the Frontline

The hangover

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 03 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6216
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

I need to search out my dinner suit for my 20 year medical school reunion. This is an ex-hire, ill fitting double breasted affair, bought 15 years ago and worn four times. It is made of nylon and prone to giving me static electricity shocks. Its saving grace, other than being cheap, is that it is unstainable: a damp sponge makes it as good as new. But I am glad to be a man, without the need to find the right dress. There will probably be a formal sit-down dinner, with lukewarm canteen French reproduction dishes, lukewarm German white wine, …

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