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“The Q word”

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 03 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1286
  1. David Warriner, core medical trainee year 1 in diabetes, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
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    Hell hath no fury like a nurse having heard “My, isn’t it quiet today,” usually by a doctor. According to healthcare folklore, its incantation will provoke the “shift from hell.” Being a man of …

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