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Lest we forget

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 30 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8158
  1. Mary E Black, global health doctor, London
  1. drmaryblack{at}

Did it all really happen? As I travelled happily by a strangely prompt and friendly London Underground and walked by beds of blooming wild flowers at the Olympic Park en route to basketball semifinals, I felt that all was right with the world. The thought of the collective hard work and goodwill within the NHS during the years of preparation was uplifting. At the opening ceremony we beamed with pride at the sheer, weird genius of the letters N, H, and S spelled out in lit up …

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