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Fillers A memorable patient

In favour of the weed

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 05 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:350
  1. Clare Tyler, general practitioner
  1. north Devon

    In the summer of 1987, before starting medical school, I worked in Bristol as a community service volunteer helping a young man with multiple sclerosis. His usual carer was away and I stepped in just in time to escort him on a trip to London that his old work friends had organised. Before his illness he had been a successful talent scout for a record company, and his old contacts had arranged a glitzy night out for him and his London friends, which included a limo, front seats at a Prince concert, and back stage passes.

    The most disabling and distressing …

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