Thursday 24th May 1990   Morning  surgery 10.10

“I’ve got an awful headache, right here.” Neil Plummer rubbed the back of his head. “It started this morning after breakfast. I got up to go and clean my teeth when it struck me. It felt as if someone had hit me with a plank of wood. The pain was so severe that I wanted to vomit. I nearly passed out. It is not quite as bad now but I feel dizzy. I still feel sick. I wondered if you could give me some strong painkillers.”

Dr Lewis did not answer. She was already dialling 999.

An awful headache.