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A place of safety

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 14 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1260
  1. Andrew Ludman, cardiology registrar, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London ( (,
  2. Sian Ludman, paediatric senior house officer, King's College Hospital, London

    Throughout our medical training, my wife and I have often bemoaned the confused elderly person who appears in the casualty department for no apparent medical reason in the middle of the night. A recent event has helped change our opinion.

    We were returning from a wedding late at night and came across a confused elderly woman wandering outside our house. She was wearing only a …

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