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A memorable consultation

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 04 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:551
  1. Donald D R Williams, consultant psychiatrist
  1. Cefn Coed Hospital, Swansea

    A home visit in an old industrial part of Swansea left me with an indelible memory of two things—the flu pandemic of 1918, which caused an estimated 24-40 million deaths, and the way in which doctors were sometimes paid in the past. It was not uncommon for this to be in kind, and occasionally …

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