A memorable patient: The father of the chapel

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:f
  1. Stanley Goodman, general practitioner
  1. Manchester

    In the bad old days of heavy visiting I inherited this old couple from my senior partner. I was never sure of my role, except that I visited monthly. She was a short, fat, unpleasant woman, and he was gaunt and craggy, and very deaf. So deaf that he used an ear trumpet, despite my extolling the virtues of the then new NHS hearing aids. The household was made up with their 60 plus year old son and a small aggressive dog, which …

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