Letters Chief medical officers

Author’s reply to Daube

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1696 (Published 19 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1696
  1. Gabriel J Scally, professor1
  1. 1University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
  1. gabriel.scally{at}btinternet.com

Daube correctly praises George Godber, one of the greatest English chief medical officers, for his active campaigning on tobacco.1 2 Indeed John Charles, his predecessor, showed just how dangerous a weak officer can be to the public’s health …

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