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Views & Reviews From the Frontline

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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 08 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2758
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    At the opening of “Beat it” my heart quickens, and briefly the power and energy of youth flow again. The moment is broken by the call of “Dad!” Reality dawns; I am slightly muzzy headed outside a swimming pool on a Saturday morning in Glasgow. “Pick me up at 11, yeah?” as the car door slams. My only consolation is seeing the shuffling queue of parental refugees with their babies, their uncut hair, and the blank expressions of the 5 am …

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