Fillers A memorable patient

The “sum” of my fears

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 13 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:883
  1. Ajit Singh Kashyap, associate professor (,
  2. Kuldip Parkash Anand, professor
  1. Command Hospital (Southern Command), Pune, India
  2. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India

    I was driving hurriedly to hospital, as I was already a few minutes late after having dropped my son off to school. I could indistinctly hear my passenger, my professor (KPA), cursing me under his breath. I was preoccupied with thoughts of irate patients whom we had called to the outpatients department. I increased my speed to the maximum permissible, 60 km/hour, which was most unusual for me, my usual speed being about 30 km/hour. Indeed, I was …

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