This poem is part of the Poems for doctors project. You can find out more about the project here.

Season 4 : poem 5

Consultant Radiologist and Year 2 Lead at the University of Aberdeen Medical School Prof Alan Denison reads from Ultrasound by Kathleen Jamie.

from Ultrasound

Kathleen Jamie

for Duncan

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