Research in support of tobacco control : Needs to study both country specific actions and global ones
Measuring performance in the NHS : Good that it's moved beyond money and activity but many problems remain
Linking education, research, and service in general practice : Opportunities for the development of university linked general practices
Research in general practice : Is needed to develop family medicine, not get embroiled in defining it
Chinese avian influenza : The H5N1 virus will probably not result in a pandemic
Trends in facial injury : Increasing violence more than compensates for decreasing road trauma
Gro Harlem Brundtland wins WHO election
Italy starts trials for controversial cancer treatment
In brief
Lethal injection is medicalising execution
Doctors who default on loans shamed on the internet
Possible new test for detecting men at risk of prostate cancer
Tobacco company targeted marketing campaign at teenagers
Aspirin and warfarin best for primary prevention of heart attacks
UK peers warn of "genuine threat to academic medicine"
Miners win historic battle for compensation
Deaths from heroin overdose are preventable
British government launches performance framework
Community care is failing elderly people
Quantitive systematic review of topically applied non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Fifty years ago : The new NHS
Epilepsy in young people : 23 year follow up of the British national child development study
Unlicensed and off label drug use in paediatric wards : prospective study
Clinical experience, performance in final examinations, and learning style in medical students : prospective study
Home sampling versus conventional contact tracing for detecting Chlamydia trachomatis infection in male partners of infected women : randomised study
Opportunistic screening for chlamydial infection at time of cervical smear testing in general practice : prevalence study
Management of suspected myocardial infarction before admission : updated audit
Systematic review of randomised controlled trials of interventions for painful shoulder : selection criteria, outcome assessment, and efficacy
Understanding controlled trials : What is a patient preference trial?
General practitioners' perceptions of the route to evidence based medicine : a questionnaire survey
Physicians' attitudes toward evidence based obstetric practice : a questionnaire survey
A memorable patient : How to lose credibility
Netlines
Fortnightly review : Diagnosis and treatment of Meniere's disease
One hundred years ago : Medical duty with the army
ABC of palliative care : Care in the community
The new NHS : commentaries on the white paper
Challenging times for specialist services
Involving clinical professionals in managing and planning services
Meeting the needs of black and minority ethnic groups
Staff in the NHS
One hundred years ago : Edinburgh royal infirmary
How much of the relation between population mortality and unequal distribution of income is a statistical artefact?
Continuing medical education : Global health, global learning
One hundred years ago : Special correspondence
Racism continues among doctors in Europe
More openness needed in palliative care : Deliberate shortening of life has no part in ethical medical practice
More openness needed in palliative care : Wider debate is needed about decisions made in care at end of patients' lives
More openness needed in palliative care : Doctrine of double effect means that death is not intended
Patient's sex does not affect use of thrombolysis
Childhood insulin dependent diabetes : Oxford may not be representative
Profiting from closure : Birmingham's consultation document is not a private finance initiative
Profiting from closure : Birmingham's consultation document is not a private finance initiative
Informed consent in medical research : the ethics committee's view
Two actions are possible for doctors wanting to promote human welfare in Africa
Timing of initiation of induction of labour can affect out of hours work
Enhancing patients' compliance : Electronic monitoring approaches should be more widely used
Enhancing patients' compliance : Financial inducements are equivalent to coercion
Enhancing patients' compliance : Financial inducements are equivalent to coercion
The anguish of teenage mental illness
Agencies need to work together on general practitioner staffing
Managing pain in hospital : Protocol must not take precedence over clinical judgment and compassion
Managing pain in hospital : Only one fifth of A&E departments were found to have pain control policy for children
Corticosteroids in acute traumatic brain injury
Corticosteroids in acute traumatic brain injury : Authors' reply
Consent for transfusion : Leaflet on risks is available
Consent for transfusion : Many transfusions are initiated by anaesthetists
Consent for transfusion : Blood is dangerous
"Poor historians" are often found to have cognitive impairment
Stanley Esmond Ellison
Hugh Douglas Allan Gray
John Eaton Hardwick-Smith
Michael Alexander Harrop
Samuel ("Sam") Lazarus
Douglas Oakley
Most complaints are resolved locally
GP's leader advises on pilot schemes
Should health professions have one regulatory body?
Dismantling of fundholding must preserve services
Nursing homes to be open to scrutiny
Everything must go
I lost my breast but is anyone to blame?
A patient who changed my practice : Out of hours
Minerva