Filler A memorable patient

Piss and wind, pal

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f419 (Published 29 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f419
  1. Simon Power, consultant, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton BL3 0JR, UK
  1. simon.power{at}boltonft.nhs.uk

She was of the North, from the tip of her coal dust tattooed toe to the top of her lacquered coiffure. As she spoke, you could hear the sound of clog on cobble and Dvorák’s New World Symphony rearranged for brass. Cut her, and she would bleed equal measures of blood and beef tea. And if you didn’t like it you could bugger off.

She …

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