BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 10 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1004


In the obituary of Dr Andrew Swan (22 August, p 545) his widow should have been named as Philippa, not Patricia.

Lessons from New York's tuberculosis epidemic

In the editorial by Richard Coker (5 September, p 616) the third sentence of the fifth paragraph should have read: “The success of New York's public health measures was highlighted by the fall in the number of children developing tuberculosis (from 146 cases in 1990 ;to 45 in 1997) and the fall in the total number of cases of multidrug resistant tuberculosis, such that in 1997 there were only 56 cases of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (from a peak of 441 in 1992).”

Book review

Irvine Loudon and John Horder were editors (not authors) of General Practice Under the National Health Service (reviewed 1 August, p 357). The book had a third editor (omitted in the review), Charles Webster.

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