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Fillers The rudest consultant

Not the right welcome

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 27 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1467
  1. Charles W Smith, honorary consultant otorhinolaryngologist
  1. York

    When I went to York in 1959 I was the only ear, nose, and throat surgeon and the first appointment of a consultant in any specialty for many years. As a result my wife and I were frequently invited out in order to be inspected and to join in the warm social intercourse that the relatively small number of consultants and general practitioners enjoyed.

    At one such gathering I sat as the guest of honour on the left hand side of …

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