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Fillers A memorable patient

An effective reproof

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:930
  1. Andrew Elkington, professor of ophthalmology
  1. Southampton

    The man in the wheelchair was in his 70s. The ravages of longstanding rheumatoid arthritis had played havoc with his joints. He wanted advice about his dry eyes. One of the students took a careful history and another gave a detailed description of the gross deformity of the patient's hands. I ventured that he must find everyday manual …

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