BNC Text H5S

Medical consultation. Sample containing about 524 words speech recorded in public context

5 speakers recorded by respondent number C323

PS2D7 Ag5 m (No name, age 60, general practitioner) unspecified
PS2D8 Ag0 m (Gary, age 5) unspecified
PS2D9 Ag2 f (Cathy, age 30) unspecified
H5SPSUNK (respondent W0000) X u (Unknown speaker, age unknown) other
H5SPSUGP (respondent W000M) X u (Group of unknown speakers, age unknown) other

1 recordings

  1. Tape 099407 recorded on 1993-04. LocationStrathclyde: Lanark ( doctor's surgery ) Activity: medical consultation

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(PS2D7) [1] Hello.
[2] Well
Cathy (PS2D9) [3] Hello.
(PS2D7) [4] monster?
Gary (PS2D8) [5] Aha.
(PS2D7) [6] What've I to do to you today?
Cathy (PS2D9) [7] No, it's not him, it's me Doctor .
(PS2D7) [8] Is it mum?
Unknown speaker (H5SPSUNK) [9] Mum.
(PS2D7) [10] What'd you do to your mum?
Cathy (PS2D9) [11] [...] mum for a while.
(PS2D7) [12] Were you bad to her?
[13] Were you bad to your mum?
[14] ... What can I do for you?
Cathy (PS2D9) [15] My bust again Doctor .
[16] I'm having terrible pains in my chest.
[17] ... It's only the, the right one,
(PS2D7) [18] Mhm.
Cathy (PS2D9) [19] that I have any pains in.
[20] Now I keep taking this Shelabruse it clears, and it comes back.
[21] You know how sometimes you get a lot of vein running down
(PS2D7) [22] Mhm.
Cathy (PS2D9) [23] your bust?
[24] Well it's sinking in, it, it goes into your grove.
(PS2D7) [25] Mhm.
Cathy (PS2D9) [26] But it's still the same, but it's the pains that I got the last time that's gon it's like sharp pains that's going round about, just [...] the insides of the nipple.
[27] ... I have put a wee bit of weight on, so I was wondering if it was maybe
(PS2D7) [28] Mhm.
Cathy (PS2D9) [29] that.
(PS2D7) [30] Mhm.
[31] Could be that.
Cathy (PS2D9) [32] But it's been [...] for about two month now, but it's
(PS2D7) [33] For two months?
Cathy (PS2D9) [34] [...] aha. ...
(PS2D7) [35] Are you on anything just now
Cathy (PS2D9) [36] No.
(PS2D7) [37] to try and ease the soreness, Cathy?
[38] No.
Cathy (PS2D9) [39] No.
[40] It isn't, it's not a pain that's there all the time, Doctor .
[41] It just comes.
(PS2D7) [42] It just comes.
[43] Is it a sharp sort of shooting pain?
Cathy (PS2D9) [44] Very sharp it's [...] as though something's bursting.
[45] You know, something's
(PS2D7) [46] Mhm.
Gary (PS2D8) [47] running, it's like that. ...
(PS2D7) [48] [whispering] Right.
[49] [...] Stop that for you [] . ...
Cathy (PS2D9) [50] I had an appointment and I cancelled it, a couple of month ago, because it wasn't too bad.
[51] Then I had to get this one. [laugh]
(PS2D7) [52] [laugh] Right.
[53] [whispering] Now then this er []
Cathy (PS2D9) [54] I was going to cancel this. [laugh] ...
(PS2D7) [55] Better not to.
[56] Better not to.
Cathy (PS2D9) [57] Er my mother's waiting to come in, so I was going to give her it. ...
(PS2D7) [58] Will we give your mum nice medicine or rotten medicine? ...
Cathy (PS2D9) [59] Oh he's not really sort of speaking to me.
(PS2D7) [60] Is he in a bad mood?
Cathy (PS2D9) [61] [laughing] Aye [] .
(PS2D7) [62] In a bad mood this morning?
[63] Are you?
Cathy (PS2D9) [64] Wee boy playing with the toys out there and they told him to shut up. ...
(PS2D7) [65] Is your gran out there?
Cathy (PS2D9) [66] His gran's out there.
(PS2D7) [67] Is she?
Cathy (PS2D9) [68] No well.
(PS2D7) [69] What've you been doing to your gran?
[70] Were you bad to your gran?
[71] ... There we are. ...
Cathy (PS2D9) [72] What is this Doctor ?
(PS2D7) [73] Will you take that for your mum?
[74] That's a boy.
[75] Two things Cathy.
[76] I've given you something to try and take the swelling off your chest, and that should ease a bit of the pain but I've also given you er stuff to stop all this bursting
Cathy (PS2D9) [77] Mhm.
(PS2D7) [78] on the inside.
[79] So [...] now, I want you to use that for a full month, and come back up, and let us know how things are doing.
Cathy (PS2D9) [80] Will do.
(PS2D7) [81] [...] .
[82] That should give you a good help with that.
Cathy (PS2D9) [83] Just too heavy busted, I think that's what's [...] .
(PS2D7) [84] No no no no no no no, it's nothing to do with that, I wish it was as simple as that.
Cathy (PS2D9) [85] Right.
(PS2D7) [86] Wish it was as simple as that.
Cathy (PS2D9) [87] Okay Doctor ,
(PS2D7) [88] Right Gary?
Cathy (PS2D9) [89] thank you.
(PS2D7) [90] Right, cheerio now.
[91] Cheerio Cathy.