Author's reply

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.194b (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:194
  1. Frank J Leavitt
  1. Research fellow Jakobovits Centre for Jewish Medical Ethics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

    EDITOR,--I was particularly distressed by John A Thomson's failure to read my words carefully and to see that I was praising the student's Middle Eastern culture, in contrast to that of some northern Europeans, like the followers of the German philosopher Kant, who might be sticklers for fine points of “absolute truth” while failing in kindness, forgiveness, and caring for the lives …

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