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Fillers An occupational hazard

A patient's choice

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:367
  1. Simon Power, specialist registrar in paediatrics
  1. Bolton

    He would always say it was an occupational hazard. From the age of 16, Norman helped freight goods across the deepest seas this world has to offer. He did it with friends and an awful lot of alcohol. Cheap alcohol.

    During his leave he would stay with his sister (my mother) and her family (the rest of us). In all the years he lived with me, I never once saw him drunk. Locally, his tolerance for it was legendary.

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