On writing prescriptions

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 05 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:750
  1. Sundaram V Ramanan, senior attending physician
  1. St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

    As a house officer on call in a suburban London hospital, I found my nocturnal forays often took me to areas of the hospital I rarely visited.

    Wandering around listlessly one night, I found myself in the radiology department. Deep from its innards, there emerged a gaunt figure I recognised as a radiology technician. He must have been 100 years old, or so I thought. I had seen him before, …

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