MinervaBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7398.1096 (Published 15 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1096
Minerva was amused to read that a team of administrators from the Health and Safety Executive planned to join about 70 others in a sponsored abseil down the side of the Tate Modern art gallery in London. They're doing it to raise awareness of occupational asthma. Minerva has sympathy for those who suffer from asthma, but wonders whether fundraisers couldn't do something less panic inducing or dangerous.
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