Fillers One hundred years ago

Looking backwards in 2001

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7283.405/c (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:405

The Editor of the Scarborough Post has had the courage to celebrate the first year of the new century by issuing a number dated January 1st 2001. The general news is a little scanty, for there is only a telegram announcing fighting in Ecuador, which sounds rather like the nineteenth century, but there is a series of retrospective articles which are decidedly ingenious. The men at the end of the twentieth century, living in flats, using electricity for all …

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