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Peer review should not be anonymous

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:824
  1. Harry Morrow Brown, consultant allergist (
  1. Highfield House, Highfield Gardens, Derby DE22 1HT

    EDITOR—With reference to the news item by White,1 peer review may be necessary, but it is open to bias and abuse, especially when referees are anonymous. To shelter under a cloak of anonymity is cowardly, and it is …

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