Dukes's patient

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 10 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1128
  1. Andrew Crowther, general practitioner
  1. Tewkesbury

    The computerised patient record is now accepted as a more efficient way of recording and recalling general practice activity than a mass of notes crammed into a Lloyd George packet. But even the most sophisticated archiving and retrieval system could not generate the thrill of discovering a historic document in a patient's notes.

    In the late 1970s one of my elderly woman patients, whom I was visiting, casually asked if I could prescribe a roll of …

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