A memorable doctor: “We never met”

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 01 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:g
  1. Nick Wilson, London Academic Training Scheme general practice registrar
  1. London

    I never met him, not in person. But I did meet him through his receptionist, his scrambled notes, his scruffy premises, and most of all through his patients.

    He was an inner city general practitioner and I was his locum for the day. This was my first experience of a singlehanded practice, having trained and worked in highly thought of group practices. My spirit had been squashed by the transitory life of a locum. The simple problems …

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