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Always take a careful history

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 31 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c418
  1. Alexander Fernandez, retired general practitioner, Lyme Regis
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    Unusually for Lyme Regis, on England’s south coast, there had been a severe episode of heavy snow that lasted for several days. and I was snowbound at home. I lived a mile or so from the town centre, and my practice, at the top of a steep hill. Everything was …

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