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BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 13 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:898
  1. John C Nicholls, retired general surgeon (
  1. Berkhamsted

    As doctors, we are enormously privileged to hear reminiscences from our patients, which are especially appealing when they do not concern their illness. With the emerging news of a “new” James Bond to appear in the film Casino Royale, I was reminded of a story told to me by a patient while I was a house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital in the early 1960s.

    At that time, James Bond had appeared only as a literary character and was not yet well known, but the book Dr …

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