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Br J Gen Pract. 2005 February 1; 55(511): 147.
PMCID: PMC1463193

Dirty magazines

Richard Jenkinson, General Practitioner

I read with great interest Dr Charnock's1 paper about bacterial contamination of waiting room magazines. I wonder whether he made any attempt to differentiate between titles? Were there similar numbers of bacteria on Readers Digest as The Field? Is Cosmopolitan as dirty as Good Housekeeping?


1. Charnock C. Swabbing of waiting room magazines reveals only low levels of bacterial contamination. Br J Gen Pract. 2005;55:37–39. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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