MinervaBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7428.1381-a (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1381
Despite popular myth, Minerva is neither a goddess nor terribly wise, she says. She confesses to making two errors in the text that accompanied the picture on 22 November (p 1236). Firstly, the newborn in question was a 5 day old baby, not a 5 year old child. Secondly, she should have said that the problem had been detected by the baby's mother, not the community midwife.