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J R Soc Med. 1993 September; 86(9): 535–536.
PMCID: PMC1294104

Whiplash injury and peer copying.


Whiplash injury has increased during the past 40 years. Peer copying has occurred both among patients and practitioners. The importance of understanding the common course of the injury is stressed and simpler and less costly management suggested. Also noted is the importance of digesting whole articles. Reliance upon abstracted material alone or parts of articles may prove to be misleading and may lead to perpetuating questionable information.

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