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Liam Farrell: Keeping things confidential

Liam Farrell: Keeping things confidential

'Three men may keep a secret,' said Benjamin Franklin (while turning over in his grave at the election of Donald Trump), 'if two of them are dead.' Discretion can be tough, but patient confidentiality has always been a cornerstone of medical practice, and like every other family doctor, I hold many secrets which I will carry to my grave.

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