Re: Re: Decline of BMJ...more
Line, I dreaded the hate mail that I'd receive after submitting rapid responses. The hate mail hasn't stopped since e-mail addresses were removed from our postings (I suppose the hate mailers have us in their address books), but it has slowed down.
When Mark Struthers says that fear of harassment has kept some "girlie-men" away he seems to be referring just to doctors, but this is an odd label.
Quackwatch.com has a page for "cheers and jeers". After reading the "jeers", a psychology professor "became concerned that emotional dyscontrol, scatalogia, and a precipitous decline in general IQ may be heretofore unrecognized side effects of homeopathy, chiropractic therapy, herbalism, and the like". The professor
suggested that someone look into this. So, how about the BMJ helping with this much-needed study?
The findings could be published in your Christmas edition.
Competing interests: No competing interests