Drama in the BMJ

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 18 October 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:0

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Drama is the common thread in this week's BMJ, and we begin with a tale of possible suppression. “News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all else is advertising,” said one newspaper potentate. And bodged suppression can be good for business. Colin Douglas, one of our columnists, was delighted years ago when a letter in the BMJ suggested that one of his books should be banned. He knew that the phrase, “The book the BMJ tried to ban” would boost sales. So what from this week's BMJ might be banned?

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