Views & Reviews From the Frontline

The problems of mankind

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 23 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2552
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    A box of chocolates underarm and a top I know she will be taking back—this is last minute “man shopping.” She always said we married on her birthday so that I would have only one date to forget, but these days my daughter has to remind me. Likewise I had forgotten that last week was international men’s health week. Figures have been released showing a large disparity in cancer mortality between men and women in the United Kingdom and a four year shorter life expectancy for …

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