More pages should be given to obituaries

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6980.660b (Published 11 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:660
  1. Terence Hypher
  1. Retired consultant opthalmologist, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9LT

    EDITOR,—The BMA is an association of doctors, and the BMJ therefore carries a responsibility to publish the obituaries of its members. This is not the case for the Lancet, which is merely a journal. A list of deaths would be insufficient, for it is the details of the lives and achievements that members wish to read. Equally importantly, the publication of the obituary is an important element of the mourning process for the relatives of many of the people who have died.

    Liz Crossan and Richard …

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