Her illness was torture but her death was lovely: Why we need more GPs to become VAD doctors

Dr Peter Stephenson
Dr Peter Stephenson.

Having passed my preclinical training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in Paddington, London, in 1970, I enthusiastically hit the wards of the hospital. 

However, I was shocked to see a patient with a fungating maxillary cancer that smelled so bad it permeated the whole ward.