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BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:56
  1. Douglas Carnall, general practitioner (
  1. London

    Legend has it that Gregor Mendel's classic paper on the genetics of the pea plant languished in the obscurity of a Czech journal for 30 years—if email alerting had existed in his day, dissemination of his results might have proved a little more rapid.

    The 800 lb gorilla of such services in the United Kingdom is Zetoc, which uses British Library data indexing the contents of more than 20 000 …

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