Feature Christmas 2015: Professional Considerations

Death of a proverb

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6226 (Published 11 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6226
  1. Andrew Jenkinson, surgical house officer, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, UK
  1. aojenkinson@googlemail.com

During an evening shift on call as a surgical house officer I was pleased to be called to theatre by my consultant. A middle aged patient was having a laparotomy to relieve large bowel obstruction …

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