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A quotation commonly attributed to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry says “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood... but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." Nature writers should learn

By Cal Flyn   January/February 2021

The hospital looks, at ground level, like any other hospital. Newer, perhaps. Shinier than what one might be used to, with its gleaming white partitions, armchairs of royal blue, and a radiant strip-lamp atop each of its 300 beds. But look up, and the artifice is revealed. Above the rows of neat cubicles, the hall’s roof hangs cavernously overhead: exposed pipework, spotlights, vast glowing exit signs.

You could be forgiven for mistaking it for the set of a hospital drama, but the NHS Louisa Jordan is one of Britain’s emergency field hospitals, hastily thrown up in Glasgow’s expansive Scottish…

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