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BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:622

“Unprecedented” row delays second phase of BSE inquiry

An error was introduced into the news story on the inquiries into bovine spongiform encephalopathy and paediatric heart surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary in last week's issue (27 February, p 558). It appeared that witnesses to the BSE inquiry had posted “draft factual accounts” on the internet of subjects covered by the inquiry. In fact, it was the inquiry that had posted these on its website; the witnesses objected to this because they claimed the accounts were far from factual.