How my tonsils were saved

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:960
  1. David Crosby, honorary consultant surgeon
  1. 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 …

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