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Fillers Memorable patients

Loss of examination status

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1344
  1. Stephen M Shalet, professor of medicine
  1. Manchester

    Lennie was a teacher; knowingly or otherwise, he certainly taught me a lot. It was my first medical firm attachment as a clinical student. Lennie wasn't the first patient who I was responsible for, but he was the most memorable. He had a multitude of diagnoses, some of which I had barely heard of and others not at all. Large multinodular goitre, mixed mitral stenosis and reflux, bronchiectasis, hereditary elliptocytosis, glaucoma, and an old Bell's palsy. He rattled off the list as you would a supermarket shopping list. Even if possessed, diagnostic skills were not …

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