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Fillers A memorable patient

All in a day's work

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 07 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:885
  1. Edwin R Nye, physician
  1. Dunedin, New Zealand

    At 82 she was still a beautiful woman. Her numerous medical problems and her elbow crutch did not diminish her elegance and her speech, polished by some high class English boarding school for girls as well as the years spent being the gracious hostess at colonial garden parties.

    I gradually got round to the reason for her seeing me for a cardiological opinion. Chest pain? …

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