volume 295, issue 6589, P36-37 1987
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.295.6589.36
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G. Dunea

Abstract: The structure of the family has undergone many changes since the tragic night when Mrs N collided with a mammoth in the dark. She had left the cave to pick some strawberries for dessert for what had been a wonderful dinner. Old Mr Neanderthal had been in great form; his numerous children had gulped down the juicy morsels of reptile steak with gusto; and the poor relations had quietly packed away the leftovers into what later would become known as doggie bags. Then the accident happened and as the local medici…

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