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Soundings Soundings

Seize the day

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 11 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:723
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    I recently attended the funeral of a patient who was also a friend. I am sad about it for several reasons. One is that he was a wise man and there are not many of them about. But mainly I am sad because I had always meant to get to know him better, and now I never will. Over the busy years since I first met him, I had always planned that, in the future, when things settled down, we …

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