Filler A memorable patient


BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 19 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2169
  1. Suresh Kumar Pathak, retired general practitioner, Romford
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    He was about 70 years of age, frail but still mentally alert, living with his wife not far from the surgery. He had an inoperable carcinoma, and I used to visit him every Monday to see how he was getting on and to renew his prescriptions, particularly for a fortified liquid feed.

    I usually visited him after finishing my morning surgery. Mondays were busy—sometimes very busy with home visits—so I do not know …

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