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Filler A memorable patient

Crossed path on doomsday

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1204
  1. Sabin Kumar Ranabhat, lecturer in pathology, Nepalgunj Medical College, Nepalgunj, Nepal (

    He was one of my childhood playmates, his house just a few blocks away from mine. However, I lost contact with him after I left the village to study medicine. In due course, I graduated from the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, and joined Green Pastures Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre (GPH), Pokhara, as a medical officer. Run by the International Nepal Fellowship, this missionary hospital provides refuge, at it own cost, to the many socially ostracised victims of leprosy.

    One day a young …

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