A mistake that might have been my lastBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7415.598 (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:598
- David Landsborough, retired medical missionary
In the years 1943, 1944, and 1945 there occurred late spring sub-epidemics of bubonic plague in the city of Chuanchow, in Fujian province in south China. Hospital admissions were between 88 and 69 each year.
I was called to see a patient in the emergency room of the hospital. She was a young woman, semi-comatose with a high …