Media coverage of scientific presentations

Julie Robotham and Robert Whitehead
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04844.x
Published online: 7 October 2002

In reply: The letter from Aroney displays some basic misunderstandings of the role of the media in reporting medical issues.

  • Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW.


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