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Joy of rapid responses: Summary of responses

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:645
  1. Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
  1. BMJ

    EDITOR—Fazel's emotional appeal for less rudeness and greater respect from rapid responders on sparked off numerous lively responses.1 They roughly divide into those who agree with her that the tone is unacceptable (even if the argument is sound), those who agree but think that readers can decide themselves what they want to read and believe, those who think she might be overreacting, and those who go off at a tangent completely, thus showing the utility of responses in stimulating debate in …

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