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Permanence of paper puts authors on best behaviour

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7003.507b (Published 19 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:507
  1. Murray Longmore, Principal in general practice
  1. Ferring, West Sussex BN12 5QT

    EDITOR,--I am nervous, elated, and keyed up with all my faculties a-tingle because I am writing a letter to the BMJ. Because my thoughts may be set for eternity in print, I am on my best behaviour. I shall check my spelling, my facts, and my references, and I shall agonise over construction. Like herpes, letters to the editor are forever. Once the presses roll, that is it. And …

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