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Newspaper medicine

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 26 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:921

Charles Lamb said that no one ever took up a newspaper without expectation, or laid it down without disappointment. This doubtless holds good as a general rule; but when the newspaper deals with medical matters a medical man may confidently expect to be amused, and will hardly ever be disappointed. A collection of extracts of this kind might be specially recommended to practitioners …

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