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Fillers A memorable patient

A dead man brought to life

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1580
  1. Kamal Samanta, retired general practitioner
  1. Denby Dale, West Yorkshire.

    On my recent visit to Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, I went to a concert. During the interval, a woman approached me in a rather excited state and asked, “Are you Kamal Samanta?” I answered “yes,” and she again asked as if for further confirmation, “Are you Doctor Kamal Samanta, who had gone to live in England?” Again I answered in the affirmative. I realised that my physical appearance has changed in 30 years but not enough to be totally unrecognisable to someone even from the distant past.

    “Do you remember me?” she asked …

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