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Volume 178, Issue 4 — 17 February, 2003

From the editor’s desk

The feminine touch

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 145. 

eMJA: In This Issue, 17 February 2003

Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 146. 

Editorials

How good is the newly graduated doctor and can we measure it?

H Thomas Aretz
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 147-148.

Treating phimosis

Paddy A Dewan
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 148-150.

Refusal of parents to vaccinate: dereliction of duty or legitimate personal choice?

Peter B McIntyre, Alison H Williams and Julie E Leask
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 150-151.

Conference report

Change: imposed and desired in health-professional education

Balakrishnan R Nair and Ian Hardie
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 152-153.

Research

Circumcision for phimosis and other medical indications in Western Australian boys

Katrina Spilsbury, James B Semmens, C D'Arcy J Holman and Z Stan Wisniewski
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 155-158. 

Iodine deficiency and goitre in schoolchildren in Melbourne, 2001

Ciara M McDonnell, Mark Harris and Margaret R Zacharin
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 159-162. 

Medical education

Preparedness for hospital practice among graduates of a problem-based, graduate-entry medical program

Sarah J Dean, Alexandra L Barratt, Graham D Hendry and Patricia M A Lyon
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 163-166. 

Medical students and clinical ethics

Sidney Bloch
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 167-169.

A week at the morgue: a personal odyssey

Tina Kastowsky
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 170.

For debate

"Death talk": debating euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Australia

Margaret A Somerville
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 171-174.

Clinical ethics

Childhood tetanus in Australia: ethical issues for a should-be-forgotten preventable disease

Paul N Goldwater, Richard G Power, Paul H Henning, Terence G Donald, Jon N Jureidini, Christine F Finlay, Annette J Braunack-Mayer and Mike S Gold
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 175-177. 

Viewpoint

Medical history and medical practice: persistent myths about the foreskin

Robert J L Darby
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 178-179.

EBM: Trials on trial

Statistical methods in clinical trials

Val J Gebski and Anthony C Keech
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 182-184.

Letters

National ethics committee urgently needed

David C Whiteman, Penelope M Webb, David M Purdie and Adèle C Green
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 187.

Inappropriate use of hospital emergency departments

Michael K Marks, Daniel Steinfort and Peter LJ Barnett
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 187-188.

In reply: Epidemiological modelling (including economic modelling) and its role in preventive drug therapy

Danny Liew, John J McNeil, Anna Peeters, Stephen S Lim and Theo Vos
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 188-189.

Screening mammography and mortality

Peter C Gøtzsche
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 189-190.

In reply: Screening mammography and mortality

Alan Rodger
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 190.

Screening mammography and mortality

Pam Peters
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 190.

The Australian Health Care Agreements 2003–2008: reform or false dawn?

William Coote
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 190-191.

Pertussis: adults as a source in healthcare settings

R John Massie, Sultan Altunaji, Renata Kukurozovic and Nigel Curtis
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 191.

In reply: Pertussis: adults as a source in healthcare settings

Joseph G McCormack, Natalie M Spearing and Robert L Horvath
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 191.

Boundaries of medicine

Grant M Russell
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 191-192.

In reply: Boundaries of medicine

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 192.

Snapshot

A bitter pill to swallow

Peter A Monksfield, Olivia JH Whiteside, Stuart CA Winter, Nicholas B Steventon and Graham J Cox
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 189. 

Book reviews

Catalogue of child abuse

Graham V Vimpani
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): ?.

Australian guide to elder care

George Szonyi
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): ?.

Columns

eMJA: In other journals - 17 February 2003

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