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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3882
  1. Abhijit M Bal, consultant1
  1. 1Department of Microbiology, Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock KA2 0BE
  1. abhijit.bal{at}

    I was a specialist registrar (SpR) in medical microbiology. My consultant and I were discussing a complicated case of an elderly man admitted to the surgery ward. I had earlier asked the surgery SpR to hold off antibiotics and instead monitor the patient. My consultant …

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