Equalling inequalityBMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5187 (Published 01 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5187
- James Meiring, specialist registrar, infectious diseases and medical microbiology
- 1Department of Infectious Diseases, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK
He was a few weeks older than me. He weighed 30 kg less.
He believed in a different God. He was born in a country with one of the world’s worst human rights record.
And yet for an hour we shared the same space, a side room in an infectious diseases ward. How did we both get there?
I had sailed through school and into a virtually free university education. I had opportunity, advice, and provision thrust at me from every angle.
That morning we met I had rolled out of my clean double bed in my comparatively palatial home, …