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Fillers Endpiece

When medical journals were much less boring

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 20 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1389

The following quotes come from Thomas Wakley, the founder and first editor of the Lancet. In the first he attacks James Johnson, surgeon to the Duke of Clarence (later William IV), proprietor and editor of the Medico-Chirurgical Journal, and an enemy of Wakley. The second is about Sir William Blizard, the arch conservative …

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