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The king and I

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 15 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:607
  1. James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
  1. Leeds

    For many of my colleagues, junior or senior, a winter break means a spot of skiing. You can tell when a trip is in the offing. They look thoughtful and you catch them doing quadriceps exercises. Afterwards you notice their facial tans and sense of relief at surviving intact. Or occasionally you hear them praising the efficiency of Alpine casualty departments.

    Why don't I join in? I pretend it is inherent mistrust of quick-release bindings, or …

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