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Rosalind L Jeffree
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): 671. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11420
Published online: 10 December 2012

A reflection on surgical life in a public hospital

The fluorescent tubes in the corridor shine with a watery blue light, casting dappled shadows from the newly hung Christmas decorations. The surgeon opens the door to the operating theatre, but it catches on the tinsel, unsticking it from the ceiling. 8 am. Already the day is in chaos: no breakfast, delayed clinic, unhappy administrators, and now this urgent case.

  • Rosalind L Jeffree

  • The Kenneth G Jamieson Neurosurgery Unit, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


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