Heart-felt thanks to our advisers on specific sections—each is acknowledged on the chapter's first page. We especially thank Dr Judith Collier and Dr Ahmad Mafi for reading the entire text, and also Rev. Gary Bevans for his kind permission to use the image on [link], from his beautiful Sistine Chapel sequences reproduced on the ceiling of the Church of the English Martyrs, Goring-by-Sea. ibw would like to acknowledge his clinical mentors Jim Holt and John Cockcroft and efw her clinical and literary mentor Dr John Firth. We thank the Department of Radiology at both the Leeds Teaching Hospitals nhs Trust and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for their kind help in providing many images, particularly Dr Edmund Godfrey, whose tireless hunt for perfect images has improved so many chapters.
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