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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 17 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:0

From images of death to images of racismOver the years the BMJ has carried many papers on the medical management of major disasters in Britain: bombings, tube and train crashes, and aeroplane crashes. The latest railway accident, at Watford, just north of London, last week, came much closer to home. In it we lost our book reviews and media editor, Ruth Holland. We will mark her death and celebrate her life more folly in a future issue, but inevitably her death overshadows this one.

One of Ruth's responsibilities was to look after and nurture our Soundings columnists. Just what she was capable of encouraging them to do is illustrated this week by Bernard Dixon and Colin Douglas (p 430). Both discuss images of Athens - one the ancient civilisation that might have been laid low by Ebola …

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