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J R Soc Med. 1987 September; 80(9): 547–548.
PMCID: PMC1290996

An inner-city general medical ward round in the mid-1980s.


Few patients seen in 1983 on a general medical ward round in an inner-city hospital presented difficulty in diagnosis or management. Most had major social problems, especially from alcohol, self-neglect and dementia.

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