Resisting the needle: why I won’t have the flu jabBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6554 (Published 17 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6554
- Kinesh Patel, junior doctor, London
It was like something from Homer: the outstretched hands, the bowed head, as if a libation were being offered. It was not a ceremonial offering, however, but a bleep in the hands of a fellow house officer. This was seven years ago; my first job as a surgical house officer. As our stint of six months was about to come to an end, the mess president came up with the rather foolish idea of having a farewell party midweek.
The consequences were predictable. My colleague attended work …