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Analysis Christmas 2009: Christmas Fayre

Santa Claus: a public health pariah?

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 17 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5261

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Most entertaining.

Grills and Halyday's work is the most entertaining parody of a
research paper I have seen in a very long time. It beautifully magnifies
and skewers the pompousity, pettiness, panicky alarmism, and unabashed
ivory-towerism that can creep into some strains of scientific writing. I
laughed until my head hurt.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 December 2009
Bryan J Maloney
Technician and Laboratory Manager
Indiana University School of Medicine, 47904