Cautionary Tales - Dr Lynton Hudson

I work in a town of 10,000 people. There are no resident specialists, so all the inpatient care is carried out by the general practitioners and the Queensland Health doctors attached to the 60-bed hospital.

It is gratifying work, though at times challenging.

Some years ago, the on-call doctor handed over a two-year-old child who had come in with a febrile convulsion the night before. She had been observed overnight. The doctor described her as having a