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Rapid response to:

Editor's Choice

Pills, thrills, and bellyaches

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-h

Rapid Response:

Re: Decline of BMJ...more

I admire Peter Morrell's analytical skills. I hope the BMJ will take
his constructive remarks in the right spirit.The BMJ's declining
popularity might also be because disaffected BMA-members are less inclined
to visit a journal owned by the same organisation.As for 'attacking'(in
writing), it was the former editor, Dr Smith, who was in the forefront
rather than Peter Morrell.For an example, many
will remember Dr Smith's intemperate oubursts in his response titled
"Bores on the web" which were apparently aimed at a few including myself,
which landed him in court at great expense and trouble to his then
employer,the BMA.

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Competing interests: No competing interests

06 March 2005
Jay Ilangaratne