“Can I go on holiday, Doc?”

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 05 October 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:770
  1. Melvyn H Brooks, general practitioner
  1. Karkur, Israel

    In 1969, having just completed my house jobs, I was asked to do a general practitioner locum in Polegate, Eastbourne. The doctor had been trying to get away for a holiday for some time and was prepared to leave the practice with a novice such as myself. I managed to spend a few hours with him to learn about the running of the practice and then was left for the next two …

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