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Filler Christmas 2008: Seasonal Fayre

Painful panto

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 05 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2138
  1. James Heffer, general practitioner, The Health Centre, Bradford-on-Avon
  1. jimheffer{at}

    My patient, Mr Monie, aged 36 years, came to see me in March and complained of a painful left elbow. The pain had been present for a month or so, and he was not aware of any injury that might have caused it. There was no medical history of note, he took no drugs and was generally fit and well. I knew he was an actor by profession, but this seemed irrelevant to his complaint.

    On examination there was no …

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