A promise brokenBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7270.1211 (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1211
- Anne Savage, retired general practitioner
- north London
Mrs A was a kindly, middle aged woman with a large house in north London, who had been devoted to her mother, a patient of mine. When her mother died she took in Dr W, who had the spacious ground floor room, his own furniture, and all services. I became his GP.
He was a charming old man with chronic heart failure and we got on well. He volunteered nothing about his past and I never asked …