The PROGRESS trial three years later: Evangelism is understandable

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7479.1404-a (Published 09 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1404
  1. Peter Ward (pwward@blueyonder.co.uk), general practitioner principal
  1. Gateshead NE8 1NR

EDITOR—I think the reasons for the evangelical tone of the last paragraph of the commentary by MacMahon et al on the PROGRESS trial are that the authors are academic specialists in medicine.1 They have a clear view from their hill over the confused swampy lowlands of everyday practice and believe they can help guide us poor souls groping about in it. …

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