It is right to publicise recent advances in the media

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7109.679 (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:679
  1. G D Angelini, Professor of cardiac surgery, Bristol Heart Institutea,
  2. P Wilde, Consultant cardiac radiologista
  1. aBristol Royal Infirmary,Bristol BS2 8HW

    Editor—Given his own flirtation with the media over the IVOX device (a little known research cul de sac), Tom Treasure was being disingenuous in his implied unhappiness over our public enthusiasm for our contributions to innovation in cardiac surgery.1 Why, in purporting to review recent advances, did he disregard recent evidence that was certainly available to him—wringing his hands meanwhile over its alleged absence? What, if any, was the significance of his parting shot at the results of our initial efforts at ventricular reduction? The …

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