Cutting prescribing costs: learning from Birmingham in 1913.

  title={Cutting prescribing costs: learning from Birmingham in 1913.},
  author={Guy Houghton},
  journal={British Medical Journal},
  pages={1625 - 1628}
  • G. Houghton
  • Published 23 December 1989
  • Education
  • British Medical Journal
The public's reactions Our national game is not cricket, it is writing letters to The Archers. My favourite came from the senior common room of a Cambridge college, inquiring whether Kenton and Shula are monozygotic or dizygotic twins. As Kenton is a boy and Shula a girl.... Congratulatory letters came particularly about Walter Gabriel's death, the evolution of Peggy's polymyalgia rheumatica, and Shula. Many letters were sad-for example, from women whose diagnosis of polymyalgia had been long… 
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