AbstractAs PW Botha resigned the Presidency I was just gaining enough interest in living to open half an eye in the direction of our portable TV screen in the bedroom. It was on the fourth day of illness. Both my wife and myself were down, she two days ahead of me. Friends, a two doctor couple had had a similar experience a month before. At one point they were debating about the moment at which the swop would take place. When would the doctor become the patient and the patient the doctor. You know, lets-see-who's-the-weakest game for the wimps or lets-see-who's-the-strongest for those with a big sense of duty. It's rather difficult if both are of the same inclination. I definitely belong to the former.
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