I was talking to a very serious, pompous and rather patronising young GP.

‘I miss having a medical licence,’ I said. ‘It means that in an emergency I can’t get hold of a few antibiotic tablets.’

She frowned at me. ‘But you don’t have any patients do you?’

I admitted that I did not.

‘So who would you want the antibiotics for?’

‘For my wife or myself, a relative or a friend.’

‘That’s illegal,’ she said. ‘A doctor isn’t supposed to treat himself or a relative.’

‘That’s true,’ I nodded. ‘But occasionally, in an emergency…’



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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: https://vernoncoleman.org/