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Goodbye and thanks

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 24 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:220
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    After dominating the planet for aeons, the dinosaurs became extinct almost overnight. Various conspiracy theories circulate, from being wiped out by a huge meteorite strike to being nibbled to death by our small, arboreal ancestors. Full time doctors are likewise dying out in their droves. Their bodies can be found floating in swimming pools across Europe, sipping gin and tonics, and laughing about their index linked pensions. Despite primitive contracts, with only rough financial vegetation to sustain …

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