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An influential doctor: Stony dullness

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 11 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:g
  1. Ian D Conacher, consultant anaesthetist, Newcastle upon Tyne

    We were very new clinical students, and our education on the wards was very public. Those patients well enough to have finished reading the morning papers were ready for the next entertainment, and the indoctrination of medical students was billed to be as good a spectator sport as any. The consultant led us to the bed of a patient recovering from a chest …

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