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Cecil G. Helman, MBChB
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From London N19 5LW, United Kingdom.


Requests for Single Reprints: Cecil G. Helman, MBChB, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, 2nd Floor, Holborn Union Buildings, Highgate Hill, London N19 5LW, United Kingdom.


Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(3):229-230. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-140-3-200402030-00017
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They sit across the desk from me, the young couple, both tense and distracted. I am very new to family practice, and John is almost exactly the same age as I am. We are the same height and shape, and we have the same style of moustache. We are even dressed in a similar way. But there's a pinched, sallow look about his face, as if the mirror I am peering into is blurred and slightly dusty.

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