Surgical errorBMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5269 (Published 28 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5269
- Liam Farrell, retired general practitioner, Crossmaglen, County Armagh
At the scene of the crime the mandatory crowd had gathered. The atmosphere was almost festive; Arsène Wenger was combing the crowd, trying to sign a cheap centre-half, and several female Russian pole-vaulters were stoning a homosexual.
“What is your opinion, Watson?” asked Holmes.
“Seems dead alright,” I intoned with Solomonic authority, facts at my fingertips, mildly distracted by a stone whizzing gaily past my ear.
Holmes turned the body over, and a bloody anus bloomed like a dark rose before us. …