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The truth is not always a beautiful thing

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:287
  1. Gregor Walker, specialist registrar in paediatric surgery
  1. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow

    I answered my emergency page to be informed that my presence, as the on-call neonatology senior house officer, was required for an instrumented delivery. On my arrival in the obstetric theatre, three apparently vital pieces of information were offered: the baby was being delivered by mid-cavity forceps, labour had been prolonged, and both parents …

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