BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 23 May 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1603


Some editorial errors have occurred in recent obituaries. In Dr John England's obituary (7 February, p 478) we wrongly said that he died in 1997; he died in 1996. In Dr David Rice's obituary (7 March, p 783) we wrongly said that he had a Guillain-Barré attack in 1947; the attack was in 1974.

Systematic review of dietary intervention trials to lower blood total cholesterol in free-living subjects

Poor layout of the authors' addresses in this paper by J L Tang and colleagues (18 April 1998, pp 1213-20) may have caused some confusion. Dr J M Armitage (the corresponding author) is at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, and Professor C A Silagy is at Flinders University of South Australia School of Medicine, Adelaide.

Single dose vitamin A treatment in acute shigellosis in Bangladeshi children: randomised double blind controlled trial

In the abstract of this paper by Shahadat Hossain and colleagues (7 February, pp 422-6) two digits were wrongly reversed: in the second sentence of the results, 8/14 (20%) should have read 8/41 (20%).

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