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You’re Only Old Once!

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 18 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3002

Re:Re:All the world's a stage (As You Like It)

As physicians, we live in two different worlds. We live in the
medical world of morbidity and mortality, and we also live in the mundane
world of practicality and reality. But we must try to bridge these two
worlds with simplicity and clarity, so that we don't unnecessarily
complicate life. Such was my intention, and in no way am I ignoring or
minimizing the plight of people in developing countries.

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 May 2011
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA