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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 07 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1439
  1. Edward Lavender

    An alien trying to get out

    I was groping my way forward, lost in the pell mell of her narrative, trying to distinguish between hyperbole and the exaggeration of overwrought nerves and the possibility of a serious problem. A medically sophisticated American, and an in vitro fertilisation patient to boot, she enveloped me in a swirl of medical terms and medically phrased description and opinion, blurring my vision …

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