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Horse sense

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 29 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c2590
  1. Anthony Papagiannis, respiratory physician, St Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece
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It was a hot day in July, and I had taken refuge in the relative cool of my office in the rural medical station where I was serving my mandatory year of general practice before entering specialist training. The hot weather, combined with a peak in agricultural activity (the main occupation and source of income in the area), was keeping the people away from the …

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