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Letter to a Venusian

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7333.0j (Published 09 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:j

Thank you for your greetings from Venus, and I'm pleased that you are interested in the state of our planet and our profession. You catch us at a difficult time. I'm enclosing with this letter a copy of the BMJ that considers the implications of a dramatic attack that happened here last year. You should find much in the journal that will help your understanding, but it will not provide a complete answer.

The attack on America killed over 3000 people, and many believe that the world is now fundamentally altered. The United States is the only superpower, and Americans cannot understand …

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