Averting a change to the date of the royal succession

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:25
  1. Margaret Hope Robinson, consultant physician
  1. Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantristant CF72 8XR, Ilkeston, Derbyshire

I will be 90 years old in 2005 and have a very clear memory of an episode which took place at my home in Mansfield in 1926 when I was 11. My father, H L Flint, was a general practitioner but was much involved with cardiology. We understood (rightly or wrongly) that he was the first person in the Midlands able to take electrocardiographs. One fair-sized room in our house was his surgery. (Panel patients had a scruffy place in the town.) The electrocardiograph took up nearly the whole length of one wall. The patient sat with both feet and arms in saline baths and …

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