Fillers A memorable patient

A record follow up

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 07 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:46
  1. N C Mond, retired general practitioner
  1. Oxfordshire

    On 5 September 1944 when I was a medical officer at the 59th British Military Hospital, then in Fano on the Adriatic coast of Italy, a nun from a small Roman Catholic hospital came to ask for help. A 16 year old girl had been rescued after spending several hours trapped in the rubble of her home in Gemmano, a small town about 20 miles away; it had been virtually destroyed by bombing. Now, after this length of time, I can't remember whether it …

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