Soundings

The cruellest month

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1306a (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1306
  1. George Dunea

    This April in Chicago the weather was unseasonably cold; Waterstone's closed their bookstore off Michigan Avenue; the Commission on Tall Buildings ruled that the twin Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur and not the Sears tower were the tallest skyscrapers in the world; and dust blown from work on pipes caused two schools to be temporarily closed because of high lead levels. This coincided with a report from Boston suggesting that lead was an independent risk factor for hypertension and renal insufficiency.

    Elsewhere the law caught up again with a man, known for his engaging bedside manner, who first practised orthopaedics, then switched …

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