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Rapid responses and the death of the editor's arts

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 09 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:0

Have you looked at the “rapid responses” on the BMJ website? If not, you're missing out. The responses come fast and are rumbustious. The debate over whether a woman with a normal pregnancy should automatically be given a caesarean section if she requests it illustrates their value. The letters make good reading but come four months after the paper (p 120). The first rapid response was posted after two days, and nine had been posted within a fortnight. Altogether, we posted 13.Today we publish seven letters, most of …

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