Slowly, the monster diesBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39318.436539.59 (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:452
- Ike Iheanacho, editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
Not quite 7 years old, the third millennium already has a lot to answer for. Too young to be considered just another time span, its novelty too often triggers anxious navel-gazing and the urge to exaggerate the significance of current events and preoccupations.
Thus all sorts of mundane challenges come to be seen as crises and every tiny step as leaving a giant footprint on history. And this spirit provides a cover for blatant air-brushing, an excuse to pretend that bad practice has suddenly become outdated, rather …