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Just like that

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 03 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:307
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner
  1. Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    Bull Materia they called him, “The Breaker of Rocks.” His implacable courage and indomitable will had driven him headlong across jungle, mountain, and river, and he bestrode Africa like a colossus. Now, his quest at last concluded, he stepped forward to shake hands with the frail elderly man whom he had sought relentlessly for so long.

    “Dr Livingstone, I presume,” he said, his voice thick with a legendary resonance of suppressed emotion and consummated longing. But the legend does not tell the …

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