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Seeing things

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:547
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London

    A few months back, I couldn't shake off a chest infection. I self medicated with amoxycillin and then consulted my general practitioner, who prescribed a second line antibiotic. I swallowed the first tablet there and then, and drove on to work.

    I remember thinking it strange that the road ahead was covered in shimmering patches of the kind you see on long straight roads in the heat of summer. After all, it was the North Circular Road …

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