The past is another country

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:583
  1. Kevin Barraclough, general practitioner
  1. Painswick, Gloucestershire

    Recently I went to a conference at my old university. I was put in a college room that, a quarter of a century before, had belonged to a friend of mine. The room was as large and uncomfortable as I remembered it, and somewhat bleak without my friend's obligatory Che Guevara and Raquel Welch posters. Through the high monastic windows you could see the gothic roofs against a grey sky. An ensuite bathroom had been jammed awkwardly into …

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