Fillers A memorable family

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BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 15 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:481
  1. F Stephen Perry, retired general practitioner
  1. Shropshire

    We did a great deal of home visiting in those days. This was expected by the patients and accepted by the doctors. There was, however, one family that tried us sorely. They lived in an isolated cottage and had no transport. At least once a week they would call around 4 00 pm asking for a visit to one of their numerous children who was usually found to have a cold. They wanted the doctor to come within the hour so that there would be …

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