I was obviously fortunate when my salivary gland was removed

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7312.576/a (Published 08 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:576
  1. Caroline Richmond, freelance journalist (c@roline.demon.co.uk)
  1. 11 Kennet Close, London SW11 2DG

    EDITOR—Prior reports that she saw seven surgeons in all when she had a salivary gland removed.1 When I had one removed I was lucky. Firstly, my dentist sent me to St George's Hospital in London, where I saw a helpful registrar (surgeon 1). Secondly—after various proddings, computed tomography, and a surreal x ray examination, when I was the only patient not handcuffed to a prison warder—an operation was decided on …

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