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A view from the beach

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 03 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2168
  1. Kinesh Patel, junior doctor, London
  1. kinesh_patel{at}

    I’m on honeymoon at the moment, sitting on an idyllic beach on an island off the coast of Thailand. Which, as I am sure you can imagine, makes writing my next column a bit more taxing than usual.

    What do you suppose my greatest fear is (aside from the constant war of attrition I am losing with the local mosquitoes)? Being robbed? No—in fact it seems safer than parts of London here. Losing my luggage? Again, not too much of a concern. The bags are carried by hand from the aircraft …

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