BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 20 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:181
  1. John Dewhurst, retired pharmaceutical physician and former principal in general practice
  1. Finchampstead

    After qualification and the obligatory two house jobs, I had been called up for national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1958 I was in Cyprus with a small team at a medical centre and living in the mess of an infantry battalion. It was August, very hot, and Eoka snipers were shooting at us; not at me personally, but on occasion I had to administer to those who had been shot or peppered with shrapnel from a pencil bomb. Apart from this, life was pleasant: work in the morning, a very strong …

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