Doctoring deprived areas : Cannot rely on exceptional people
The challenge of looking after people with dementia : Professional carers need higher expectations and better training and support
Hand hygiene : Use alcohol hand rubs between patients: they reduce the transmission of infection
The non-invasive diagnosis of pulmonary embolus : The pretest probability helps determine the best imaging method
Patients and medical power : Shifting power in favour of the patient may not be so straightforward
US consumer groups allege misleading drug claims
Bayer faces potential fine over cholesterol lowering drug
In brief
Woman fights for right to die with dignity
Drugs for malaria and psychosis may offer hope to people with CJD
Condom use seems to be reducing number of new HIV/AIDS cases
Rate of decline in US AIDS cases is slowing
Israeli minister orders hepatitis B vaccine for survivors of suicide bomb attacks
Iron supplement may reduce cough linked with ACE inhibitors
Vaccine shortage delays immunisations
Private hospital given approval
Woodwind players more likely to report tinnitus
Treatment of Indian visceral leishmaniasis with single or daily infusions of low dose liposomal amphotericin B: randomised trial
Commentary: cost and resistance remain issues
Screening for Down's syndrome: effects, safety, and cost effectiveness of first and second trimester strategies
Quality of care in private sector and NHS facilities for people with dementia: cross sectional survey
Prescriptions with potential drug interactions dispensed at Swedish pharmacies in January 1999: cross sectional study
Rationing in the NHS: audit of outcome and acceptance of restriction criteria for minor operations
Cohort survey of heart valve replacement patients: does the valve card scheme have room for improvement?
Childhood deaths from acute appendicitis in England and Wales 1963-97: observational population based study
Learning to die
A call for help
Qualitative study of pilot payment aimed at increasing general practitioners' antismoking advice to smokers
Intervention study to evaluate pilot health promotion payment aimed at increasing general practitioners' antismoking advice to smokers
The editing urge
Infantile colic
“Let's wait and see”
Monitoring clinical trials—interim data should be publicly available
The challenge of regulating care for older people in Australia
Concealing treatment allocation in randomised trials
An enthusiastic man
The public health benefits of mobile phones
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Not signing letters saves time
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Not signing letters means that they get sent out quickly
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Some typed communications are not letters
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Time for signing letters is surely issue for trusts' management
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Perhaps secure systems could be used
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Like cheques, letters should be signed
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Letters serve as legal documents
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Signing letters unread is too common
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Nothing seems to have changed since 10 years ago
Not reading and signing letters you have dictated : Summary of responses
Postpsychiatry : There is nothing postmodern in what people with schizophrenia want
Postpsychiatry : Current psychiatric practice has been exposed
Postpsychiatry : Solution is possible within existing biopsychosocial framework of psychiatry
Postpsychiatry : Net of exclusion and control is being extended
Postpsychiatry : Notions of “mad” and “madness” are stigmatising
Postpsychiatry : Might “properly funded psychiatry” be better description than postpsychiatry?
Postpsychiatry : Psychiatrists need different training for 21st century
Postpsychiatry : Authors' reply
Synchronous chemoradiation for squamous carcinomas : This treatment is not gold standard for lung cancer
Synchronous chemoradiation for squamous carcinomas : Changing management of oesophageal cancer will be difficult
Screening for type 2 diabetes : Undiagnosed diabetes must be detected
Screening for type 2 diabetes : Population screening was not effective in former East Germany
Screening for type 2 diabetes : Screening would have important resource implications for primary care
Screening for type 2 diabetes : Authors' reply
Cataract surgery in very elderly patients : Biological age is more important than chronological age
Cataract surgery in very elderly patients : Outcome of cataract surgery is poor in developing countries
“Old age” can be appropriate on death certificates
Bruce Auld
David Gershon Berry
James William Birch
Jill Hargreaves
Joseph Jacobs
John Ivor Pulsford James
Harold William Rodgers
George Herbert Ashby Simmons
Gita Stephen
John Low Steven
Henry Winsley-Stolz
How to be good
Prescription Games: Money, Ego and Power inside the Global Pharmaceutical Industry
The Roles and Responsibilities of the Ethics Consultant: A Retrospective Analysis of Cases
Margin of Error: The Ethics of Mistakes in the Practice of Medicine
Living with Pain
Uncertainty—from different perspectives
Netlines
Bodily functions
He who works in pigsty . . .
Minerva