23 August 2003 (Vol 327, Issue 7412)

Editor's Choice

Learning from indigenous people

BMJ 2003;327:0.7 (Published 21 August 2003)

News

Heat wave triggers political conflict as French death rates rise

BMJ 2003;327:411.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

WHO issues guidelines to manage any future SARS outbreak

BMJ 2003;327:411.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

In brief

BMJ 2003;327:412.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Children's book at centre of row over drug advertising campaign

BMJ 2003;327:412.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

BMA reviews its fraught contract negotiations

BMJ 2003;327:412.3 (Published 21 August 2003)

Aboriginal study prompts push for action on children's hearing loss

BMJ 2003;327:413.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

UN policy fails to tackle health needs of indigenous people

BMJ 2003;327:413.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Carrying a heavy burden

BMJ 2003;327:414.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Editorials

Indigenous by definition, experience, or world view

BMJ 2003;327:403 (Published 21 August 2003)

The health status of indigenous peoples and others

BMJ 2003;327:404 (Published 21 August 2003)

Changing pattern of ill health for indigenous people

BMJ 2003;327:406 (Published 21 August 2003)

Health benefits of swimming pools in remote Aboriginal communities

BMJ 2003;327:407 (Published 21 August 2003)

Providing health services to indigenous peoples

BMJ 2003;327:408 (Published 21 August 2003)

What do symptoms mean?

BMJ 2003;327:409 (Published 21 August 2003)

Letters

This week's Letters section

A picture tells a thousand words

BMJ 2003;327:448.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Losing core readers?

BMJ 2003;327:448.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Target audience is of interest

BMJ 2003;327:448.3 (Published 21 August 2003)

Why does the media want to lead doctors?

BMJ 2003;327:448.4 (Published 21 August 2003)

Real issue is time and money

BMJ 2003;327:448.5 (Published 21 August 2003)

Negative stereotypes are becoming ingrained in national psyche

BMJ 2003;327:449.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Summary of rapid responses

BMJ 2003;327:449.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Digestive and nutritional factors may explain lower prevalence of coronary disease in indigenous peoples

BMJ 2003;327:449.3 (Published 21 August 2003)

Patients' preferences need thinking through for the NHS

BMJ 2003;327:450.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Doctor-patient communication in developing countries

BMJ 2003;327:450.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Mental health professionals are in fact likely to support this initiative

BMJ 2003;327:450.3 (Published 21 August 2003)

Letters - continued

Doctors should tailor their practice to cater for individual patients' needs

BMJ 2003;327:450.4 (Published 21 August 2003)

Most patients want copies of letters from outpatient clinics and find them useful

BMJ 2003;327:451.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Involving children is important

BMJ 2003;327:451.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Cabbage leaves can help inflammation of any body part

BMJ 2003;327:451.3 (Published 21 August 2003)

Cabbage leaves are poor man's poultice

BMJ 2003;327:451.4 (Published 21 August 2003)

Obituaries

This week's Obituaries section

Sir Gerard Vaughan

BMJ 2003;327:452 (Published 21 August 2003)

Irihapeti Ramsden

BMJ 2003;327:453.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Andrew Robert Gibbons

BMJ 2003;327:453.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Denys (“Peter”) Horton

BMJ 2003;327:453.3 (Published 21 August 2003)

James Stewart (“Monty”) McConnachie

BMJ 2003;327:453.4 (Published 21 August 2003)

Adrian Raban-Williams

BMJ 2003;327:453.5 (Published 21 August 2003)

Minerva

Minerva

BMJ 2003;327:458 (Published 21 August 2003)

Fillers

New antipsychotic drugs are slightly better than older ones

BMJ 2003;327:0.6 (Published 21 August 2003)

Shocking language

BMJ 2003;327:422.4 (Published 21 August 2003)

Angry

BMJ 2003;327:427 (Published 21 August 2003)

The physician's countenance

BMJ 2003;327:430 (Published 21 August 2003)

Submitting articles to the BMJ

BMJ 2003;327:447 (Published 21 August 2003)

Clinical Reviews

Helminthic infections

BMJ 2003;327:431 (Published 21 August 2003)

Extent of the problem

BMJ 2003;327:434 (Published 21 August 2003)

News extra [these stories appear only on the web]

State governors agree to support expansion of Medicare

BMJ 2003;327:414.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

India to introduce death penalty for peddling fake drugs

BMJ 2003;327:414.3 (Published 21 August 2003)

US hospitals escape the worst of power failure

BMJ 2003;327:414.4 (Published 21 August 2003)

Doctors' “end of life” decisions vary across Europe

BMJ 2003;327:414.5 (Published 21 August 2003)

Researcher criticised for comments on the Atkins diet

BMJ 2003;327:414.6 (Published 21 August 2003)

US panel advises caution over smallpox vaccination

BMJ 2003;327:414.7 (Published 21 August 2003)

Germany at centre of rationing row as budget in crisis

BMJ 2003;327:414.8 (Published 21 August 2003)

News extra [these stories appear only on the web] - continued

Papers

Primary care

Quality Improvement Report

Education and debate

Prevention and control of diabetes in Pacific people

BMJ 2003;327:437 (Published 21 August 2003)

Quality improvement perspective and healthcare funding decisions

BMJ 2003;327:439 (Published 21 August 2003)

Ethnicity, equity, and quality: lessons from New Zealand

BMJ 2003;327:443 (Published 21 August 2003)

Health research and indigenous health

BMJ 2003;327:445 (Published 21 August 2003)

Reviews

This week's Reviews section

Intensive Scares

BMJ 2003;327:454 (Published 21 August 2003)

A Way of Life That Does Not Exist: Canada and the Extinguishment of the Innu

BMJ 2003;327:455.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Whale Rider

BMJ 2003;327:455.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Tribal health policy in New Zealand

BMJ 2003;327:456.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Indigenous health

BMJ 2003;327:456.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Cultural safety and the health of adolescents

BMJ 2003;327:457.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Identity crisis

BMJ 2003;327:457.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

Corrections

Correction to a correction: Salt poisoning

BMJ 2003;327:422.1 (Published 21 August 2003)

Chief medical officer's report on the nation's health: Poorly performing doctors are to be dealt with more fairly

BMJ 2003;327:422.2 (Published 21 August 2003)

A healthy view of dying

BMJ 2003;327:422.3 (Published 21 August 2003)