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Unfair book reviews?

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1010a (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1010

Authors of book hit back

  1. David Wilks, Consultant physician,
  2. Mark Farrington, Consultant microbiologist,
  3. David Rubenstein, Consultant physician
  1. City Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5SB
  2. Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ

    EDITOR,—We were disappointed by David W Denning's review of our book The Infectious Diseases Manual.1 We would have welcomed and learnt from valid criticism, however adverse, but this review contains so many errors of fact that we feel obliged to reply. In particular, we regard the allegation that the book contains multiple errors in drug doses as extremely serious, and we reject it entirely.

    Specifically, far from being “rather gentle,” the doses of aminoglycoside …

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