BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 24 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1736
  1. Hilary Jackson

    We have just spent six months sorting mail. Not a usual sort of task for librarians you might think, though I could tell you about jump leads, screwdrivers, and electric cables, but that is another story.

    I had been making some inquiries about where the junior doctors' post went. Discovering that no one was really sure, including some of the doctors, I took an executive decision. The library staff now deal with it.

    Did you know that there is an NHS equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle? It is called hospital mail.

    Looking at as many research papers as I do, I have often come across references to poor response rates to surveys despite persistent postal …

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