The deadliest of errors is denying that one has erred. Errata Pak J Surg Med Volume 1 Issue 1.

Ammar Anwer.

Chief Editor, Pakistan Journal of Surgery and Medicine (Pak J Surg Med).

Corresponding Author: Ammar Anwer, 2nd Floor PMA House, 66 Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan.
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Publication: May 11, 2020

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Citation: Anwer A. The deadliest of errors is denying that one has erred. Errata Pak J Surg Med volume 1 issue 1. Pak J Surg Med. 2020;1(2):94. doi: 10.37978/pjsm.v1i2.176

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It is human to err; and the only final and deadly error, among all our errors, is denying that we have ever erred.[1]

Due to an error, the generated digital object identifiers (doi) for the following articles of Pakistan Journal of Surgery and Medicine (Pak J Surg Med) Volume 1 Issue 1 had to be regenerated[Table 1].

TitleDefunct doiCurrent Doi
The Social and Economic Burden of Smog in Pakistan.10.5281/zenodo.3595085.
The Economic impact of lower extremity amputations in diabetics. A retrospective study from a tertiary care hospital of Faisalabad, Pakistan.10.5281/zenodo.3595027
Predatory Journals: A Literature Review10.5281/zenodo.3595070  
Awareness of Swine Flu Among the Medical Students of Shaikh Zayed Medical College Rahim Yar Khan.10.5281/zenodo.3595136.  
Professional Secrecy And Privileged Communication In Medical Practice.  10.5281/zenodo.3595068.  
Retrospective Autopsy based analysis of nature and prevalence of Fatal Injuries in Lahore.10.5281/zenodo.3595109

Table 1: Article Details along with defunct and updated doi numbers

This happened because we didn’t have an open journal system (OJS) at that time which has been corrected. The said OJS is now fully functional.[2] Pak J Surg Med believes in upholding the highest levels of medical journalism, adhering strictly to International Committee of Journal Medical Editors (ICJME) guidelines & World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.[3, 4]


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  4. Williams JR. The Declaration of Helsinki and public health. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 ;86(8):650-2. Available from: doi: 10.2471/blt.08.050955.


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