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Letter to the editor

Editor, – Apropos Dr John Watson's comment on new drugs (Aust Prescr 1999;22:29), this dictum of my old professor has helped me in over 50 years of practice:

'Be not the first by whom new drugs are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside'.

M.R. de Silva
General Practitioner
Glenbrook, N.S.W.

M.R. de Silva

General Practitioner, Glenbrook, N.S.W.

John Watson

General Practitioner, Vaucluse, N.S.W.