The power of prayer (and adequate fluid resuscitation)

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:526
  1. Diana M Jolliffe, consultant anaesthetist
  1. Leicester Royal Infirmary

    While working in South Africa, 10 years ago, I visited a small town on the edge of the Little Karoo. This is a remote arid area of thorn bushes, ostriches, and minimal rainfall, but the town, Montagu, is famous for the production of muscatel, a sweet dessert wine.

    In the past, the town's isolation resulted in its inhabitants being self sufficient. For medical care, they relied on the plant lore …

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