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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:623
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
  1. London

    Every pile of paperwork contains one, but this particular request took the biscuit. A patient had sent in the usual scribbled note accompanied by a picture of her strapping youth and a blank passport application, asking me to “endorse the attached for identification reasons.” She would call by to pick it up that night.

    I had never met the youth or his mother, who had been on the list for 18 months, nor …

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