A happy coincidenceBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7183.584 (Published 27 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:584
- Richard Grainger, medical officer of health,
- St Lawrence, Jersey.
In the mid-1960s I worked on St Helena. At that time mail came at regular but infrequent intervals on the Union Castle Line ships, which than had the mail contract between the United Kingdom and South Africa. The BMJ arrived at about six weekly intervals so it took some time to catch up on reading the current journals. Early in 1967a bundle of journals arrived which included a 1966 issue in which …