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Come dance with me in Ireland

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 25 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4970
  1. Liam Farrell, general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
  1. drfarrell{at}

    Admit it. You know it. I know it, we all know it: a doctor’s most secret and unholy joy is making another doctor look like a klutz. It can be subtle: the almost imperceptible raising of an eyebrow, the almost inaudible in-drawing of breath. Or it can be a custard pie in the face.

    “Perhaps you could take this call,” said my partner, poker faced. I was young, keen as a puppy, and I bounced beamishly out the door. I didn’t know the …

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