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The Power of Life or Death: A Critique of Medical Tyranny

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 27 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:258
  1. Ulrich Freudenstein

    Fabian Tassano Duckworth, pounds sterling12.95, pp 177 ISBN 0 7156 2697 3

    Live footage of a NATO bombing of a Bosnian Serb artillery base is followed by two interviews on television. They are with a Bosnian Serb and his Muslim counterpart respectively. Their viewpoints on the meaning of the attack are diametrically opposed. My disagreement with Fabian Tassano's interpretation of the facts about doctors' relationships with their patients reaches similar proportions (although our lives are fortunately not at stake).

    I agree that doctors in the NHS are not always courteous and do not …

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