Proportion of BMJ's editorials on medical subjects is decreasing

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1403c (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1403
  1. Jonathan M Glass,
  2. Andrew Goldberg,
  3. Anuraj K Nigam
  1. Registrar in urology House physician St Mary's Hospital, London W2 1NY
  2. Senior registrar Department of Urology, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London EC1A 7BE

    EDITOR,—Clinicians regard medical journals as a vital source of their continuing medical education.1 2 The BMJ particularly is regarded as important reading for both general practitioners and hospital specialists looking to maintain a broad base of up to date medical knowledge. We audited the editorials in the BMJ to establish whether the subjects that they covered had changed over the previous 35 years.

    We reviewed all the editorials contained in the first four months' issues of the BMJ at five year intervals …

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