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Land of the free

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:235
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    At the age of 19, I got a job lifeguarding at a kids' summer camp in America. I let slip to a colleague that I didn't have a work permit. Next day, I got a ride in a yellow car with the siren screaming just like in Starsky and Hutch, while handcuffed to a hunky cop. I got six hours of questioning and my mugshot and fingerprints taken by the FBI. And I got deported.

    Six months ago, I …

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