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I enjoyed Birte Twisselmann's piece on the seminal book and film
"Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh. However I think a medical connection has
been missed when discussing this "medical classic". Most people know
Trainspotting through the 1996 film rather than the book and this is where
the medical connection lies. The screenplay for the film was written by Dr
John Hodge, a contemporary of mine and fellow graduate in Medicine from
the University of Edinburgh. Not content with writing the screenplay he's
also in the film - the suited store detective chasing Renton through
central Edinburgh in the opening scene that repeats throughout the film.