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BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 30 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:804
  1. John Zorab, consultant anaesthestist
  1. Bristol

    Major medical congresses in whatever specialty nearly always produce moments of difficulty for the organisers. In 1982 I was secretary to the organising committee of a major medical congress, which was held at the Royal Festival Hall in London. At the time, I was also secretary of the parent organisation—the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists—and so I knew many of the participants who came from all over the world. One of the principal social events was an evening concert in the Royal Festival Hall itself with a female solo pianist. I visited …

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