Letters The secret lives of doctors

Inspired by disease and death

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a167 (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1206
  1. Olusola O A Oni, consultant orthopaedic surgeon
  1. 1Leicester LE7 7WA
  1. ooni141400{at}aol.com

    Where I grew up you were lucky to make your 10th birthday. I often arrived at school to find an empty desk, the occupier having died the night before. My grandmother was in terrible pain for two weeks before she could be transported to Ibadan, some 50 miles …

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