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The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7198 (Published 14 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7198

Re: The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study

Considering the declaration of interests, monetary and in the form of sandwiches, pies, etc currently being discussed, I am a little surprised that none of those consuming chocolates given by patients or friends/relatives of patients have assured us that the gifts were declared. Or, perhaps the recipients felt that these cariogenic and diabetogenic articles were gifts in the German language sense (gift, English= poison, German ). Or, Greeks bearing gifts?

Competing interests: No chocolates

22 January 2014
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough