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Death or glory? Winner

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 13 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:481
  1. L Farrell

    Crossmaglen has a legendary, if infamous, name and people shudder when they hear where I practise. But, in truth, it is a very pleasant place to work, and you can get used to anything, even helicopters flying overhead all day; and working in a place where there is no police presence does add an extra interest to our duties. Occasionally, however, even this professional equanimity can be disturbed.

    This call came just after midnight. A mortar had been fired at the security base that afternoon and the van used had been booby trapped, exploding when brought to the base.

    The security forces usually have their …

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