When Dr Grumble got into his car to drive home tonight he switched on the radio and thought he heard a familiar voice. The voice appeared to be describing a parathyroidectomy. Sure enough the voice was that of Richard Collins. When Mr Collins started work as a consultant Dr Grumble was already in post as the house surgeon to one of the other surgeons at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. That was a long time ago. So surely by now Mr Collins should be retired. It turns out that he has retired. But he was called out of retirement to operate on a gorilla. You can read the story here.