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Assisted suicide for depression

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1160
  1. T Helme
  1. St Martin's Hospital, Canterbury CT1 1TD

    EDITOR, - It is important to learn the appropriate lesson from Alan D Ogilvie and S G Potts's editorial concerning Dr Boudewijn Chabot's assistance in the suicide of a depressed patient.1 Euthanasia can be compared to psychosurgery, since it is an inherently destructive medical intervention that is always regrettable and, while occasionally warranted, is potentially open …

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