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I read with interest the obituary of Christine Puxon who obviously
performed ground breaking work as a medical negligence lawyer.
I was somewhat disturbed to see the BMJ describe Sunil Krishnamurthy as
It is a little recognised fact that handicapped derives from "Cap in
Hand". This obviously has somewhat derogatory overtones and so the use of
the word handicap or its derivatives has fallen out of favour within the
I feel the BMJ should similarly think carefully before allowing its