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BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:660
  1. Jean Loudon
  1. Freelance historical researcher Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9EH

    EDITOR,—When the first of the BBC's foreign correspondents outraged his “director of the spoken word” he was relegated to the “BBC equivalent of the salt-mines.” What was that? It was the preparation of obituaries.1 I have sympathy with the BMJ's dilemma over what to do about obituaries,2 …

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