Compliance is not all

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7125.151 (Published 10 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:151
  1. Marshall Marinker, Visiting professora
  1. a Department of General Practice, UMDS, London SE1 7EH

    Editor—Bamforth is correct in spotting the wrong preposition in the quotation from Franz Kafka.1 In the course of some enthusiastic technical editing of my article, Kafka was omitted and restored only as the result of my last minute appeal on the telephone.2 Somehow BT (the telecommunications company), my diction, and the technical editor's hearing conspired to substitute the offending preposition. Bamforth's summary of Kafka's story, however, usefully warns us of …

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