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Cheque your spelling

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 08 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:990
  1. Jeff Aronson, clinical pharmacologist
  1. Oxford

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    This poem, which has recently been circulating by email marked “Sauce unknown,” shows how important it is to check a hard copy of your word processed material. But I often see evidence that writers don't do this simple thing. Take, for instance, a reference to “Hypocrites” (in an article on ancient Greek medicine), or to “Ciba space” (drug companies on the internet?), and the description of an argument as being “full of significant floors” (wrong on many levels or just basically wrong?). The editor also tells me of a surfeit of …

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