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The puffing paragraph

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7488.417 (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:417

ONE of the most frequent of the manifold complaints which are poured into the editorial ear is of the appearance in newspapers of biographical notices of medical practitioners or records of their achievements. The puffing paragraph with which the new journalism has made us too familiar is always objectionable, but in the case of medical men it …

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