The dead fairy sign

@article{Lewis1998TheDF,
  title={The dead fairy sign},
  author={Lewis},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1998},
  volume={317 7155},
  pages={
          396
        }
}
Insight is reflecting on the words of others. In medicine this means listening to your patients. My memorable patient was a little old lady, who remarked towards the end of a long Monday morning surgery, “Oh, doctor, you have just killed a fairy.” Wondering if my ears needed syringing, I was creating a list of possible psychiatric diagnoses as the patient continued, “Didn't your mother ever tell you, every time you sigh you kill a fairy?” I was forced to admit that she had not. This was… CONTINUE READING
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