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As students we are expected to obtain all of the history from our
real life there are often observers who can give valuable information, in
cases of "Fits, faints and funny turns" colour is the key, pallor of
a circulatory causes while pink or puce can support a cerebral diagnosis.
I have found the need to offer this advice frequently over the last
years now particularly relevant to help to prevent "Death by CT" [-an
to the imaging department, often out of hours.].