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Monk's moments: Out of the blue

Just occasionally a case arises that seems to make medicine worthwhile. A few weeks ago, I was greeted at the entrance to the hospital by one of my consultant physician colleagues. ‘Would you mind coming up to the ward to have a quick look at a patient who came in last night?’ I hate being asked to ‘have a quick look’ as I always feel that that’s where people go wrong with dermatology – a long, careful look (and a proper history first) is so much better. But it’s always nice to be wanted, so I followed him as he told me the story.
Dermatology in practice 2003; 11(3): 31–31
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