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A memorable accident

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 19 January 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:176
  1. Charlotte Wright, senior lecturer (
  1. department of child health, Glasgow University, Glasgow

    I fell off my bike two days ago. As I write this, I have come back to my desk, having had my dressing changed in the casualty department. The staff fussed over it a bit but pronounced the elbow wound uninfected and probably coming on well. What might have been happening today if things had been different?

    I might have been shakily going home from hospital after two days' observation for a fractured skull and concussion, debating when I could safely go back to work and whether I would be able to give a conference paper next …

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