Book reviewers reviewed

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.62 (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:62

eviewers should simply review the book, not try to be clever

  1. Alison Bond, Triage coordinatora
  1. a Paediatric Accident and Emergency, University Hospital, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH
  2. b Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 2PF

    Editor—I find it irritating that senior colleagues, when asked to do a book review, use the opportunity to display their own vitriolic approach to reviewing rather than simply do what is asked of them. I refer to Colin Robertson's review of Emergency Triage.1 Having attended Manchester triage project's training day and been introduced to the system (which seems to work well in practice), I was disappointed to read Robertson's rather extreme critical view, with which I entirely disagree. I take his point about the lack of references in the book, but are we to …

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