My first patient

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:651
  1. D W Smith, retired general practitioner
  1. Podington, Wellingborough

    I was 10 years old when I found that I had head lice. I lived with my aunt then and was too ashamed to tell her. I searched the medicine cabinet but found nothing promising. The oil lamp in the bathroom held a remedy, and I …

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