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A friend in need

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 17 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c904

What Is Friendship?

Friendship is one of life’s treasures, in which a stranger suddenly becomes a
confidant and ally in life’s travails. Like two musical notes or two colors that
enhance each other, friends bring out the best in each other. How can we
promote friendship? We must search for it and recognize it, but also test it and
nurture it. Ultimately, our life will depend on the loyalty and love of our

Competing interests:
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Competing interests: No competing interests

20 February 2010
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA