Choice

In love with the Lancet

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7262.0 (Published 16 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:0

Recently a BMA member resigned on the grounds that the BMJ was more “sensationalist” than the Lancet. I told Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet, and offered commiserations. One of the many excellent points of the Lancet is that it's there to shake things up. Richard has restored that tradition, and probably few would agree with the departing BMA member about the relative sensationalism of the two British weeklies.

For years we ignored each other. The Lancet under Robbie Fox supported the NHS. The BMJ …

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