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Paper hazards

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 16 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a267
  1. H V Wyatt, visiting lecturer in philosophy, University of Leeds
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    My first international paper began as pantomime—my first slide was an alien. I asked for my slides: “Wyatt,” I said, “WYATT.”

    The projectionist grunted and rummaged through the boxes on the tiny platform around the projector. Finally, he said, “You didn’t give me any.”

    I nearly began the old music hall refrain, “Oh yes I did,” but instead made my way through the audience. I too rummaged through the boxes …

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