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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