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Doctors and execution in Turkey

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:656
  1. P Mansour
  1. Amnesty International British Section, Southport, Merseyside PR9 0LY.

    EDITOR, - As Tessa Richards points out, the considerable problems besetting the World Medical Association should not mislead us into underestimating the importance of its ethical declarations.1 One of its more important resolutions was that passed in 1981 prohibiting the active participation of physicians in capital punishment other than to certify death. This resolution was in effect adopted in 1992 as one of the recommendations of the BMA's working party on the participation of doctors in abuses of …

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