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Fillers A memorable patient

Realising why

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:796
  1. Alistair Blair, general practitioner
  1. Médecins Sans Frontières, Wanni, northern Sri Lanka.

    Thud th-thud thud. I was awake—4 30 am Saturday morning—great. The shells were landing closer than normal and the ground was vibrating in sympathy. The intensity rose and fell like a good symphony and finally ceased, the ground exhausted. All was quiet; I finally rolled over to resume my slumber.

    “Hurry hurry, you come quick.” I ran—the casualties, delayed by a three hour tractor ride, were slowly …

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