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What goes around, comes around

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 18 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:158
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh

    It is a great time to be Irish; this is the first generation for hundreds of years to be free of the scourge of emigration, of the flight from snipe grass and poverty, of our young people dispersing on the four winds.

    When I qualified in the 1980s most of my class were already preparing for flight. When my best pal in college, Mick Fitzpatrick, left for Canada, we were not overly sentimental, but 20 years later he's still there and has made a new and happy life for himself and …

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