I could hardly believe your comment that you 'regard Britain’s universal free medical care with a kind of inspired awe' (WDDTY vol 13 no 3). There is nothing free about the NHS. We all pay for it through the nose,
A few weeks ago when my five-year-old daughter kamikazied into our coffeetable and gashed her forehead, I confidently whisked her off to an excellent little local minor-injuries unit I knew of in a nearby hospital.
I’m writing about the cause of the ever-growing cost of our National Health Service and its degeneration.
My case history of ankylosing spondylitis was of a calcified repetitive strain injury (RSI) of the spine.
That old Chinese proverb 'Be careful what you wish for as you might just get it' comes to mind when we hear the calls from multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers in the UK for free access to the drug interferon beta-1b.
THAT'S NICE: Well it is for the pharmaceutical companies, at any rate