Letters Theme issue for patients

Why does the media want to lead doctors?

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7412.448-c (Published 21 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:448
  1. David A de Berker, consultant dermatologist (david.deberker@ubht.swest.nhs.uk)
  1. Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol BS2 8HW

    EDITOR–The editorial comment by Smith is characteristic of the worst kind of wrong thinking–in that it is only half wrong and so escapes comment on the basis of the part that is half right.1

    He is right that we all consider patient interests of the greatest importance and acknowledge the need to represent their …

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