Class listBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7195.1429a (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1429
- Colin Douglas, doctor and writer
It came in the kind of envelope that tends to lie unopened for a day or two: an alphabetical list of about 150 names and addresses on several sheets of pale blue A4. It might have been dull, something for the waste paper basket.
It wasn't. I glanced at it, read it, read it again, and settled to enjoy it, reflect on it, ponder the questions it raised, relish its nuances, and then, over a couple of weeks, came back to …