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Fillers A memorable patient

Patient empowerment

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7300.1472 (Published 16 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1472
  1. P H Chew, head of department of medicine
  1. Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia

    He was 62 years old, a teacher by profession, and had recently had hypertension diagnosed. Metoprolol had been started two weeks ago and his next appointment was not for another two months, but this morning he had insisted on being seen.

    He sat demurely opposite me and, just as I finished reviewing his case history, looked straight at me and said, “Doctor, I would like to have you know that for the past two weeks my corpus spongiosum has not been filling …

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