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Doctor In The House (1946)

calls, and, outside every clinic door, rows of wooden benches that looked as inviting to sit on as a line of tank-traps.
The department was run chiefly by the hospital porters. These were an invaluable body of men, without whom the work of the hospital would immediately have come to a standstill. They were experts at such common tasks beyond the ability of the doctors as directing patients to the correct department, holding down drunks, putting on strait-jackets, dealing tactfully with the police, getting rid of unwanted relatives, and finding cups of tea at impossible hours. They stood, in their red and blue livery, inspecting with experienced Cockney shrewdness the humanity that daily passed in large numbers under their noses.
As soon as a patient entered the building he came up against a porter-a fat one sitting on a stool behind a high desk, like a sergeant in the charge-room of a police station.
`What's up, chum?' the porter demanded.
The patient would begin to mumble out his leading symptoms, but he would be cut short with `Surgical, you,' or 'Throat department,' or the name of the appropriate clinic. The porters were the best diagnosticians in the hospital. They unerringly divided the cases into medical and surgical so that the patients arrived in front of the correct specialist. If a porter ad made a mistake and consigned, for instance, a case of bronchitis to the surgical side, the complications that would have arisen and the disaster that might have overtaken the patient were beyond speculation.
After passing the porter the patient visited the counter to collect his case notes. St Swithin's kept faithful records of its visitors, and several residents of the district had been neatly represented by a green folder containing the obstetrical notes of his birth, an account of the removal of his tonsils, the

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