Saving livesBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2202 (Published 22 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2202
- Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care, University College London
The other day I gave a careers talk at a local school. A boy came up to me afterwards and said, “Miss, have you ever saved anyone’s life?”
“Of course,” I replied. “I’m a doctor. Saving lives is my core business.”
“Tell me about some,” he pleaded.
I picked some stories to entertain and inspire the lad. I told him of shocking someone out of ventricular fibrillation when carrying the …