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Patterns of ophthalmological complaints presenting to a dedicated ophthalmic Accident & Emergency department: inappropriate use and patients’ perspective
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    Re: Not Cas, not A&E but Emergency Medicine

    John Ryan raises an interesting question from an editorial point of view. Like him I suspect that I refer to my own department as an emergency department, and see myself as an emergency physician. I am a proud member of the College of Emergency Medicine and despite familial protestations refuse to watch historically named BBC dramas on principles of nomenclature.

    Hau on the other hand uses the terms terms 'A...

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    Not Cas, not A&E but Emergency Medicine

    Nearly 20 years ago I was fortunate enough to be present in the Isle of Man when Tom Hamilton gave his prestigious Maurice Ellis lecture entitled Not Cas, not A&E but Emergency Medicine.

    Some years ago myself and one John Heyworth, now president elect of the College of Emergency Medicine, castigated the British Medical Journal for publishing a paper referring to 'casualty'. [1] How disappointing this month...

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