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Student Reviews

The World I Made for Her

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.0104124a (Published 01 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:0104124a
  1. Emma Wells, final year medical student1
  1. 1University of Oxford

James Bletchley has been in intensive care in a New York hospital for 50 days. When awake, he is an acute observer of his clinical surroundings. He watches the arrivals, ailments, and departures of other patients, his own drug regimen, and the various machines he relies on for breath and nutrition. He hears the medical opinions spoken softly or laced with jargon and he learns the intimate details of …

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