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Soundings Soundings


BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:613
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    “OK, OK, send her in and we'll take a look at her,” said the senior house officer, his tone pregnant with studied insolence, as if he was talking to a mentally defective child of 2.”Don't patronise me, you smug little shit,” I felt like saying, “I was looking after sick kids before you were masturbating.”

    But I didn't, because I was that soldier, and neither would you, because we've all been there, haven't we; brainwashed, either overtly or insidiously, …

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