Medical profession should give more decisive leadership

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7035.907a (Published 06 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:907
  1. John Last
  1. Emeritus professor of epidemiology and community medicine University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada K1H 8M5

    EDITOR,—A J McMichael's editorial in the Christmas issue of the BMJ1 and my commentary in the corresponding issue of the Lancet2 say essentially the same things about the present human situation and the philosophical, moral, cultural, and political problems confronting the world at the end of the 20th century. A great deal more needs to be said and done.

    I believe that thoughtful women and men everywhere must clear their minds of cant, denial, and obfuscation and engage in dialogue …

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