Death at the pool

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 02 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:603
  1. Ronald Millar, retired anaesthetist in Surrey

    I had welcomed the chance to ponder, while swimming with mindless determination at the leisure centre, on the diagnostic signals of thoracic or abdominal scars. For it was only six months since I had given my final anaesthetic in an American hospital--and resuscitated my last patient. After 43 years, this, now, was retirement in Surrey.

    The man's age, I had guessed, was early 70s, and a heart valve replacement or a coronary bypass could be assumed …

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