20 December 2008 (Vol 337, Issue 7684)

Editor's Choice

This week's Editor's Choice section

Everything you know is wrong

BMJ 2008;337:a3027 (Published 18 December 2008)


This week's Editorials section

Understanding the role of the doctor

BMJ 2008;337:a3035 (Published 18 December 2008)

Left-right discrimination in medicine

BMJ 2008;337:a2906 (Published 16 December 2008)

Learning from emergencies

BMJ 2008;337:a2865 (Published 16 December 2008)

The health of nations

BMJ 2008;337:a2811 (Published 11 December 2008)


This week's Sport section

Mortality on Mount Everest, 1921-2006: descriptive study

BMJ 2008;337:a2654 (Published 11 December 2008)

Voices in the air

BMJ 2008;337:a2667 (Published 5 December 2008)

Rugby (the religion of Wales) and its influence on the Catholic church: should Pope Benedict XVI be worried?

2008;337:a2768 (Published 18 December 2008)

Is golf bad for your hearing?

2008;337:a2835 (Published 18 December 2008)

Seasonal Fayre

This week's Seasonal Fayre section

Frankincense: systematic review

2008;337:a2813 (Published 18 December 2008)

Appointments timed in proximity to annual milestones and compliance with screening: randomised controlled trial

2008;337:a2794 (Published 18 December 2008)

Festive medical myths

2008;337:a2769 (Published 18 December 2008)

Food and Drink

This week's Food and Drink section

Fantastic feeding funnels

BMJ 2008;337:a2888 (Published 16 December 2008)

Food and Drink - continued

Please, sir, I want some more

2008;337:a2722 (Published 18 December 2008)

Billy Bunter and the obesogenic environment

BMJ 2008;337:a2877 (Published 16 December 2008)

Coca-Cola douches and contraception

2008;337:a2873 (Published 18 December 2008)


This week's Music section

Head and neck injury risks in heavy metal: head bangers stuck between rock and a hard bass

2008;337:a2825 (Published 18 December 2008)

A symphony of maladies

BMJ 2008;337:a2646 (Published 12 December 2008)

Great Britons

This week's Great Britons section

Reappraising Florence Nightingale

BMJ 2008;337:a2889 (Published 16 December 2008)

Auntibiotics: the BBC, penicillin, and the second world war

BMJ 2008;337:a2746 (Published 12 December 2008)

Churchill’s flu poem

BMJ 2008;337:a2890 (Published 16 December 2008)

Formative Years

This week's Formative Years section

Not what we used to be?

BMJ 2008;337:a2905 (Published 16 December 2008)

Deport that student

BMJ 2008;337:a2912 (Published 15 December 2008)

Not becoming a communist doctor

BMJ 2008;337:a2953 (Published 12 December 2008)

Right-left discrimination among medical students: questionnaire and psychometric study

BMJ 2008;337:a2826 (Published 16 December 2008)

The left handed surgical trainee

BMJ 2008;337:a2883 (Published 16 December 2008)

Professional Considerations

This week's Professional Considerations section

The headwaters of family medicine

BMJ 2008;337:a2575 (Published 9 December 2008)

Back to the future: emergency departments and ancient Greek warfare

BMJ 2008;337:a2761 (Published 15 December 2008)

The cult of the conference bag

BMJ 2008;337:a2677 (Published 16 December 2008)

How to safeguard your ring in theatre

BMJ 2008;337:a2592 (Published 9 December 2008)

They don’t train ’em like they used to

BMJ 2008;337:a2895 (Published 12 December 2008)

A to Z of radiology

BMJ 2008;337:a2590 (Published 11 December 2008)


Painful panto

BMJ 2008;337:a2138 (Published 5 December 2008)

Texting shows recovery after faint

2008;337:a2723 (Published 18 December 2008)

“Only the good . . .”

BMJ 2008;337:a2897 (Published 16 December 2008)

Who gives me five?

BMJ 2008;337:a2950 (Published 16 December 2008)

Do antibiotics and alcohol mix? The beliefs of genitourinary clinic attendees

BMJ 2008;337:a2885 (Published 16 December 2008)

NICE—National Institute of Coordinated Experiments

BMJ 2008;337:a2778 (Published 5 December 2008)

Bumf: increasing exponentially

BMJ 2008;337:a2864 (Published 10 December 2008)

Say goodbye to the bag

BMJ 2008;337:a2309 (Published 5 December 2008)