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Fillers A lesson learnt

A view from the other side

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:253
  1. Harish Kumar, clinical research fellow
  1. Birmingham

    I was 18 and had just entered medical school when I visited my aunt and uncle who lived in the same city. After an evening's shopping we returned home, and just as my uncle was getting out of the car, he broke out in sweat and went very pale. He then became so short of breath that he was unable to walk from the car to the house Realising that he was very ill, my aunt and I quickly rushed him to his local doctor in the next street. He gave him a couple of intravenous injections, whispered something to my aunt, and minutes later we were speeding along to the casualty department at my medical school. …

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