The WMA speaks out on Iran but not on Israel. Why not?BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4635 (Published 10 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4635
- Derek A Summerfield, honorary senior lecturer1
- 1Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8BB
The BMJ reports that the World Medical Association (WMA) has spoken out about possible collusion by doctors with torture or other abuses of prisoners in Iran.1 I commend this action, which is what the WMA is for. But there could hardly be a greater contrast with the WMA approach to Israel. In May, 725 doctors from 43 countries wrote collectively to the WMA …
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