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BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1182
  1. John Zorab, former anaesthetist (
  1. Holmray Cottage, Bristol

    In 1969 I was involved with the start of the programme of higher training for ambulance crews. Little did I think that, 20 years later, this innovation would save my life.

    In 1989 I was helping my daughter to move into her new house in Lancashire. I was uncomfortable from persistent “indigestion,” and, after several pints of milk, I noticed that the pain was spreading down my left arm. The penny dropped, and I realised that I was suffering …

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