Veterinary Counter Practice: A dog's life

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 01 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:j
  1. Alex M Campbell
  1. retired general practitioner in Argyll

    Professor Jimmy Payne's account of anaesthetising a monkey for dental extractions (BMJ 1996;313:1444) reminded me of an incident over 60 years ago when I was in medical practice on a Scottish Hebridean island. A veterinary surgeon visited for a few days every few months but veterinary emergencies will not wait and the local general practitioner had to do his best to help.

    One day …

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