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“Black boxing:” response by editor of Hospital Doctor

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 21 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:520
  1. Phil Johnson, editor
  1. Hospital Doctor, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS

    EDITOR—I found the BMJ's condemnation1 2 of the editorial in Hospital Doctor on “black boxing”3 a typically entertaining read, but I should like to correct a few inaccuracies.

    According to you, we at Hospital Doctor argued “in a portentous editorial” that the BMJ “is putting money ahead of principle.” Actually, we didn't.

    Our editorial expressed no view on the rights and wrongs of black boxing non-standard posts. It criticised the …

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