British Medical Journal’s photos of buttocks bit by worms a bit too revealing for patients

Medical and scientific journals withdraw or retract articles on a regular basis, usually because of errors discovered or questions raised about the research described. A few days ago, however, a highly unusual “correction” appeared in the prestigious British Medical Journal announcing the withdrawal of a case study titled “Cutaneous larva migrans with pulmonary involvement.”

The article, which was not retracted, contained no errors. The BMJ simply said in the undated note that...

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