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Fillers A memorable patient

Postmortem movements

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:393
  1. John Parry, retired general practitioner
  1. Stafford

    One Saturday afternoon I was in the pit under the second hand Austin 10, our only transport at the mission hospital, tinkering with the transmission.

    Being the only doctor I was always on call so I was not surprised to see brown legs and hear polite coughs. “Ba Kantwa has died,” they told me. Puzzled because I was not usually called out to the village when someone had died, I gave my condolences. “But we are not sure she has died.”

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