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Possibly a hero, but not a medical one

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:227
  1. James Gilbert
  1. Lecturer in palliative medicine Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter and District Hospice, Exeter EX2 5JJ

    EDITOR,—John Roberts and Carl Kjellstrand's editorial contains several uncontroversial assertions: that those who are dying need our commitment to stay with them throughout their journey, that few of those who write about ethics and decisions concerning the end of life have direct responsibility to people in need, and that Jack Kevorkian has been a man of action who has lived by a personal code of honour …

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