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The right place at the right time

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1307
  1. John D Cowan, general practitioner
  1. Harefield, Middlesex

    On 25 November 1999 I was chairing a GP study day in cardiology at Harefield Heart Hospital. The first lecture was on chest pain. As this was being delivered I developed a severe “indigestion” pain which intensified. During the second lecture, given by a gastroenterologist, I had to leave the room. I met a very helpful drug representative who gave me paracetamol and milk but without benefit. She called one of the cardiologists who walked me across the road for an electrocardiogram.

    I was …

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