Filler: He died “peacefully” at home

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:910

Although editors are aware of the dangers of confusing words that differ in spelling by only one letter, there is always a danger that the wrong word will slip through. Unfortunately, this is what happened in this account by David Veale of the death of his father—we used the word prostrate, rather than prostate (12 April, p 792).


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