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The power of stories

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4887 (Published 19 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4887

Once upon a time...

Storytelling is a timeless, universal form of entertainment, education, and
inspiration. Scripture, myth, legend, fable, and fairytale are fantastic,
unforgettable stories that magically blend fact and fiction with logic and illogic.
So let’s rediscover our love of bedtime stories and apply the magic of
childhood to our drab, dull, adult lives.

Competing interests:
None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 November 2009
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA