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Isolated systolic hypertension

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 21 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1021

Is it time for me to retire from medicine?

  1. Alexander J N I F Jablánczy, general practitioner (
  1. 955 Queen Street, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
  2. Assurance Medical Society, London W1M 0EB

    EDITOR—I quit English when I found that all the theses and the few monographs or surveys on the topic I wanted to know about (in that case love poetry) failed to define their terms. They plunged into their topic without having the faintest idea of what they were writing about, or if they did have they didn't let on.

    I now have a strange sense of déjà vu: how is it possible for authors to write an article—and get it published in the BMJ no …

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