What happens to doctors who smoke?
Discharged psychiatric patients are unlikely to commit violence
CT genotype increases the risk of neural tube defect
Smokeless tobacco use affects babies
Working class students see medical school as alien...
... and medical school admissions show inequalities
Fetal fibronectin does not affect outcomes of preterm labour
Self pity will destroy you
New insights from the British doctors study
Opening doors to medicine
Is epidural injection of steroids effective for low back pain?
The human tissue bill and the mental capacity bill
Newer drug combinations for malaria
WHO warns of a polio epidemic in Africa
GlaxoSmithKline to publish clinical trials after US lawsuit
In brief
Girls in southern Sudan are more likely to die in childbirth than complete primary school
Oestrogen doesn't protect mental function in older women
Women aged over 40 who are at increased risk of breast cancer should get annual mammograms
Wyeth found guilty of paying to boost use of a specific medicine
Review finds child experts disagreed in 47 cases out of 5000
US doctors debate refusing treatment to malpractice lawyers
Human Tissue Bill is modified because of research needs
Mortality in relation to smoking: 50 years' observations on male British doctors
The cover
The mortality of doctors in relation to their smoking habits: a preliminary report : (Reprinted from Br Med J 1954:ii;1451-5)
Scientific articles have hardly changed in 50 years
Offending in psychiatric patients after discharge from medium secure units: prospective national cohort study
Impact of the MTHFR C677T polymorphism on risk of neural tube defects: case-control study
Delays in publication of cost utility analyses conducted alongside clinical trials: registry analysis
Guillain-Barré syndrome seen in users of isotretinoin
Smokeless tobacco use, birth weight, and gestational age: population based, prospective cohort study of 1217 women in Mumbai, India
“Not a university type”: focus group study of social class, ethnic, and sex differences in school pupils' perceptions about medical school
The difference
The standardised admission ratio for measuring widening participation in medical schools: analysis of UK medical school admissions by ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sex
Caring for those who refuse help
What the educators are saying
Healthcare challenges from the developing world: post-immigration refugee medicine
Charles Bonnet syndrome—elderly people and visual hallucinations
A 64 year old woman with knee pain
The recurrent attender with a difference
Initial management of a major burn: I—overview
Tobacco and obesity epidemics: not so different after all?
Complex interventions: how “out of control” can a randomised controlled trial be?
Birth of a baby girl and social stigma
How electronic communication is changing health care : Usability is main barrier to effective electronic information systems
How electronic communication is changing health care : Barriers to online learning networks need to be overcome
How electronic communication is changing health care : Patients are e-literate, or not
How electronic communication is changing health care : Imagining tomorrow's world stuck in the old paradigm
Handheld computers in clinical practice : Are useful in informing and educating patients...
Handheld computers in clinical practice : ... and will appeal to new breed of general practitioners
Computer aided prescribing : Software needs to take account of how doctors prescribe
Computer aided prescribing : Computer aided prescribing is not panacea but can help
Computer aided prescribing : Electronic prescribing is helpful in children too
Computer aided prescribing : Decision support needs to be evidence based
Amoxicillin for non-severe pneumonia in young children : Stop skimping, start investing in antibiotic treatment
Amoxicillin for non-severe pneumonia in young children : Admission to hospital may indicate adverse effects
Amoxicillin for non-severe pneumonia in young children : Authors' reply
Reduce door to needle, not door to balloon, times first
Sexuality of health practitioners is complex
Implementing guidance on hip fracture : Advice is misleading
Implementing guidance on hip fracture : Authors' reply
Public health programmes: you don't know what you've got till it's gone
Paul Francis Wehrle
Richard Gore Benians
Harbaksh Singh Capoore
Malcolm “Callum” Walker Clark
Philip Haigh
Gillian Anne Hartley
Thomas Loftus Townshend Lewis
George and Sam
Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary
The new tobacco?
Wasting time with people
A day in the country