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For those who stand and wait

Dr David Lawrence's practice has replaced old copies of Reader's Digest in its waiting room with books of poems.

The practice in Kew, Surrey, has joined the Arts Council's free Poems in the Waiting Room scheme.

'As with the Tube poems ­ it tries to bring poetry to people who might not normally read it,' Dr Lawrence said.

'They are discussed all over the place. It has caused little kids to do their own things ­ mainly drawing pictures of me and giving them in.'

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