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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 10 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1016
  1. Douglas Carnall
  1. This week theBMJ publishes statistical evidence to suggest that a small but significant rise in the incidence of paracetamol overdose occurred after an episode of Casualty depicted an overdose. At first glance this is more strength to the likes of the National Viewers and Listeners Association, which has long argued that television does indeed influence behaviour, and …

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