"I am amazed that the BMJ has published such a negative review of a book that should be shaking medicine's foundations (BMJ 2007;334:45). Medical publishing has many failings; the fact that this book is not compulsory reading for everyone may well be yet another. "
Pritpal S Tamber, managing director, Medicine Reports Ltd
Medical journals: past their sell by date?
The Trouble with Medical
by Richard Smith
The Royal Society of
£19.95, pp 292
ISBN 1 853135 673 6
Rating: * * * *
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