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Skippy's last show

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 16 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:350
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  1. William.Farrell{at}

    I am laid back about emergencies; the little boy has cried “WOLF!” once too often for me. Fax a photo of the wolf chewing on his scrotum, I say, and I might think about it. But the chains of our solemn office bind tightly; when we are called, we gotta go, no matter how bizarre the circumstances.

    One day a little kangaroo hopped into the surgery, making urgent chittering noises. I love wild creatures, so I reached for my gun; stuffed and mounted, I thought, it would make a nice trophy …

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