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Fillers A memorable patient

Sometimes life isn't fair

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1321
  1. William Murdoch, senior house officer in paediatrics
  1. Birmingham

    I was working as a locum house officer during my vocational training in a local teaching hospital. The senior house officer and I had split the work between us, he to the accident and emergency department and I had gone to the general practitioner admission unit. As always the flow of patients was relentless, but as the day wore on I became familiar with some of the friendly faces …

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