The BMJ welcomes careful readersBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7132.0 (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:0
The BMJ welcomes careful readers. We know that some of you never open the packet, flick straight to jobs in neurosurgery, read only Minerva, or check the obituaries, as the very old joke has it, to make sure you are not there. That's all right—we are here, believe it or not, to serve not lecture. But we love careful readers: those who doubt everything, add up the figures in tables, check the references, and refuse to accept that Canberra is on the coast of Australia (one of our …
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