How consultations bring music to our ears

As I listened to the exquisite music, a hectic day of consulting only just concluded, the ebb and flow of the concertos beautifully evoked the variety of patients and problems I had encountered. The bitter winter winds of breaking bad news, the mild spring sunshine of seeing a new baby for a postnatal check, the autumnal chill of managing the frail aged. And the hot summer sun of travel medicine advice.

As ‘La primavera’ moved into ‘L’estate’, and I settled more deeply into the concert and my musings, I