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Police question medical MP over “euthanasia”

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7233.464 (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:464

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  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
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    Police are to hold a murder inquiry into the case of a doctor MP who mentioned during a parliamentary debate that he had withdrawn treatment from a 2 year old boy with leukaemia at the parents' request to save him any more distress.

    Peter Brand, Liberal Democrat MP for the Isle of Wight and a GP, said that if the Medical Treatment (Prevention of Euthanasia) Bill had been law when he qualified as a doctor in 1971, he would by now be a “multimurderer”. He made his comments during the second reading debate on the …

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