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BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7126.3a (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:S3a-7126

The Senate of Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland has produced a guide to aspects of medical ethics and law that particularly affect surgeons. The surgeon's duty of care covers topics such as the moral and legal duties of surgeons in the introduction of new surgical techniques, the ethics of surgical research, and rationing of surgical resources. The guide is available from the Senate of Surgery, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PN.

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