The other side of medicine

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 05 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:341
  1. Edward C A Barrett, senior house officer
  1. Queen's Hospital, Birmingham

    Going to work in the week before Christmas, I was reminded of an event in my school days. As 11 year olds, we were asked to write a piece of prose about Christmas. Understandably, we all set to work writing about food, presents, and festivities. Well, not quite all: one of my classmates surprised us all, and left an impression on some of us, by writing an account titled “The other side of Christmas,” in which he described the Christmas …

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