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Views & Reviews In and Out of Hospital

When I’m 64

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 14 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5808
  1. James Owen Drife, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, Leeds
  1. J.O.Drife{at}

Last weekend, the 1971 medical graduates met in Edinburgh. We’ve had reunions before but this one was special. With most of us retired, for the first time in our lives we felt relaxed. The hospital and medical school have moved to the suburbs, so we could admire the new site and reminisce among the luxury apartments that have replaced the old one.

But the real thrill was the rebirth of our student band, the Unbelievable Brass, complete with …

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