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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 21 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5476
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
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    The kids have used the bed as a trampoline at 4 am for the past 10 Christmases, with elbows and knees as triggers of our wrath. They have squabbled over toys as the dogs chewed the legs off dollies, toys that require an engineer to build, all strewn across the floor, lying in wait to test my yelling withdrawal reflex. We get presents from everyone we have ever met. There is too much food, too much drink, too much to choose from on television—too …

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