'Gang rapes' and long stays: That was '80s medical training

One practice that I found repugnant as a medical student in the mid-1980s was performing vaginal exams on anaesthetised women, writes GP Dr Pam Rachootin

In my surgery, I sit at my ­grandmother’s kidney-shaped wooden desk with its leather top. My view from the desk is a high window with a glass shelf, lined with patent medicine bottles of all sizes, shapes and colours.

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Flashback: The popular 1980s board game, the Game of Life.

They remind me of what were once offered as remedies, like Pink Pills for Pale People (iron oxide and magnesium sulphate), sold