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Soundings Soundings


BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:557
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    I had often wondered about the real Bridge of Sighs. I remember first crossing the fake one in Cambridge on a rather misty night in late September 1976. It was interview time and I was with my friend Martin from Eastleach Primary School. We were somewhat intoxicated by a combination of the silent lights on the surface of the river and the sharp uncertainty of the future.

    Finally, a generation later, I was crossing the real Bridge of …

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