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A time to live or a time to die?: Summary of responses

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7459.233-b (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:233
  1. Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
  1. BMJ

    EDITOR—The personal view entitled “A time to live or a time to die?”—a reader's tale of how her dying husband has been kept alive by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy—sparked a small but impassioned debate on what one correspondent highlights as the right of patients and their families to influence medical treatment.1

    Donald Couper, a general practitioner in Manchester, is surprised at the lack of commentary on a theme that must be familiar …

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