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The Quality Of Life

A new definition

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 23 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1576
  1. Paul Foot, investigative journalist
  1. Private Eye, 6 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BN

Gore Vidal told a wonderful joke on the radio recently about the former British prime minister Harold Macmillan and a social visit he paid with his wife to the then French president, Charles de Gaulle. At the end of a long and probably very boring meal, Macmillan turned to Madame de Gaulle and asked politely what she was looking forward …

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