A complication of becoming a centenarian

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1019
  1. Kevin Hockridge, GP principal, Mumbles Medical Practice, Swansea (

About three years ago a blind patient of mine reached his 100th birthday. He held an open house at his home, a fisherman's cottage perched high up overlooking the whole of Swansea bay. I was invited, as were many others, and even the mayor called in.

A few days later, he consulted me in my surgery, as he still does, with his daughter-in-law. …

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