How my tonsils were savedBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.960 (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:960
- David Crosby, honorary consultant surgeon
- University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
In 1937 I was a 7 year old schoolboy. One day the teacher moved me to sit at the front of the class, because, she said, I was deaf. I have no memory of deafness and in retrospect am reasonably certain that this was a misdiagnosis of my affectation of deafness in response to orders that I did not wish to obey.
The matter was …