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We were mildly concerned by our esteemed colleagues advocating the
use of pilfered pencils from Ikea in maxillofacial and craniofacial
surgery. Despite these inclement economic times, we feel such behaviour
should not be encouraged. Indeed it is our experience that the Asda 99p
four pencil pack provides a superior result without the moral implications
attendant with such methods of procurement. Furthermore the cost of the
equipment has been generously met by the senior Consultant in the Team.
No competing interests
13 January 2011
Ms Abigail Smithard
Specialist Registrar Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery