Letter

Biopsy specimens should be legally defined as donations

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.642 (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:642
  1. Paul K Wright, clinical fellow in breast surgery (paulkingsley001@yahoo.com)
  1. Department of General Surgery, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4LP

    EDITOR—Most people can understand that distress could be caused by retention of a whole organ, especially, for example, the heart, which has a strong emotional symbolism.1 However, I am curious why any rational person who is not driven by media sensationalism, political activism, or compensation would have a very …

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