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Having a whale of a time

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 13 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4044
  1. Liam Farrell, retired general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  1. drfarrell{at}

Things are not always as they seem. The earth is not flat, the sun does not revolve around the earth, Boy George is actually a boy, Afghanistan is not an easy place to invade, and the United Kingdom’s NHS reforms are in fact castrations. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, the NHS is not a good system of healthcare, except when compared with all the others.

I was whale watching in the west of Ireland. It …

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