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Stroke victim's case highlights legal confusion

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 12 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1250
  1. C Dyer

    The High Court in London has been asked to intervene in a battle over the future of a wealthy stroke victim between his estranged wife and son in Norway and his cohabitee in England. The 75 year old international photographer, named only as Mr S, who suffered a massive stroke a year ago, is being cared for in an English hospital pending the outcome of the wrangle over where he should live.

    His estranged wife, from whom he separated in 1945, and his son want him transferred to a nursing home in Norway, while the Englishwoman with whom he has lived for four years wants …

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