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BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0409346a
  1. Sadat Edroos, final year medical student1
  1. 1Warwick Medical School

Through the frayed curtain at my window a wan glow announces the break of day. My heels hurt, my head weighs a ton, and something like a giant invisible diving bell holds my whole body prisoner.” So begins the autobiography of Jean-Dominique Bauby, former editor of Elle magazine, with the implications of a stroke at the time of writing. Bauby's autobiography has great emotional resonance, and he is one of many who have written about their struggles with illness. Another memorable account is that …

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