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Medical advice columns give both good and bad counsel

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 22 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:252
  1. Julian Adlard, specialist registrar in clinical oncology (
  1. Cookridge Hospital, Leeds LS16 6QB

    EDITOR—McPherson's review of the problems of medical advice in the media contains an example of the problems she discusses.1 She criticises Porter for saying that radiotherapy “is an effective form of treatment in breast …

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