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Code is needed to protect inpatients from press publicity

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1163
  1. Austen Smith,
  2. Iain Hutchison
  1. Senior surgical registrar Consultant Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Hospitals NHS Trust, London E1 1BB

    EDITOR,—Doctors are obliged to obtain signed consent from patients to take their clinical photographs. Guidelines to authors of scientific papers require patients' signed consent to the publication of clinical photographs when the patients are recognisable.1 2 It seems, however, that the press can take photographs …

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