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Fillers Memorable patients

The milkman of human kindness

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 24 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1148
  1. Robert Baker, research fellow in infectious diseases
  1. London

    “You'll have to give me loads of that sedation, Doc. I used to drink a lot of camels' milk.” The patient was from north Africa but had lived in Britain for some years (%). I gave him my best knowing and reassuring smile, nodded, and injected my usual 4mg of midazolam before his fibreoptic bronchoscopy.

    Five minutes later, he was grinning up at me, saying, “I'll need some more of that stuff. …

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