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A funny kind of flu

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1001
  1. Hyman Davies (, retired general practitioner
  1. Prestwich

    One Monday morning in the winter of 1958 I woke up to discover that the flu epidemic that had been wreaking havoc in Asia was spreading across Europe and had reached our shores; so it was with a great deal of trepidation that I made my way to the surgery to have my worst fears confirmed. My partners and I shared the colossal visiting lists, my own allocation consisted of more than 30 calls. The morning surgeries were rushed through as …

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