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Emergency medicine

Will he be all right, doctor?

Gordian Fulde

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Abstract

Emergencies can spring up at any time and in many incarnations. Are you adequately equipped to deal with them? Each month we present a case study in emergency medicine based on real cases and events. Would you have been able to help this patient?

Article Extract

You’re doing another evening shift in the emergency department, routinely working through the waiting patients. It is a reasonable night – you even manage to eat your takeaway Thai food dinner while it is still hottish.

You receive a phone call from another local GP, who is a close friend of yours, and actually your own GP. He tells you he needs to send in the father of a mutual friend from uni.

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