Letters Left handed presidents

Trend in left handed presidents may be due to chance

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a915 (Published 22 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a915
  1. Jonathan Belsey, researcher in evidence based medicine
  1. 1J B Medical, Little Cornard, Sudbury CO10 0PB
  1. jbelsey{at}jbmedical.com

    Minerva describes the observation that there is a high frequency of left handed US presidents and says that only 13% of the population is left handed so this trend can’t be put down simply to chance.1 According to the website cited (www.anythingleft-handed.co.uk) there have been seven left handed presidents and, with both …

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