Views & Reviews From the frontline

Old docs rock

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:616
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

The sound of the hairdryer blasted above the tape machine. I gagged on hairspray, and my hands were tacky with hair gel—having “big hair” was high maintenance. Rain was an ever present danger. These were the days when the hardest boys in school wore make up and tucked pink Pringle jumpers into their stretch jeans, and no one sniggered. This was the briefest period of our lives and yet the most vivid: youth. But the idiotic dreams of youth are soon …

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