Thursday 7th December 1989   Morning surgery 10.40

We saw a schoolboy with a sore throat this morning.

“I wouldn’t normally ask for antibiotics for a sore throat,” his mum said, “but Dylan has got an important exam tomorrow.”
“I don’t usually prescribe antibiotics for sore throats,” my Dad explained, “and I have never prescribed an antibiotic for an exam. I don’t think it would help.”

Antibiotics for exams?