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“I read with interest………”: a sequel
  1. J F Mayberry
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr John Mayberry
 Editor, Leicester General Hospital, Gwendolen Road, Leicester LE5 4PW, UK;

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Letters—an editor’s dilemma

The Postgraduate Medical Journal often receives letters and comments which start with the phrase: “I read with interest ……”.

Perhaps this interest has stimulated the author to write of his or her own experience or to submit original data, which would not normally survive the rigours of peer review. However, at times it is the editor or the reviewer that can say that he or she: “read with interest…..”.

However, the interest arose not from the originality of the contribution or the insight of the author, …

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