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Letters Smartphones v books

What about the environmental benefits of reading with a smartphone?

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 09 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6039
  1. David King, clinical lecturer in paediatrics1,
  2. Will Daw, clinical research fellow1,
  3. Robert Morton, clinical fellow in management and leadership1
  1. 1Academic Unit of Child Health, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK
  1. davidanthonyking{at}

In his article about the supposed cognitive benefits of reading printed books, Tobin neglects an important issue.1 The possible environmental cost of doctors reading printed media is significant. Worldwide the paper industry is the fifth …

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