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Pope should be doctors' hero

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:227
  1. C A Crowther
  1. Locum consultant in elderly care Sandwell Health Care Trust, Lyndon, West Bromwich B71 4HJ

    EDITOR,—As a balance to the editorial calling Jack Kevorkian a medical hero1 I wish to suggest another hero, conscious that my offering may be less acceptable to readers. This hero makes many people feel uncomfortable; he speaks relentlessly and courageously about the value and dignity of human life. He is also a man of action, and wherever he travels he seeks out sick, disabled, and vulnerable people and stands compassionately with them. My suggested hero is Pope John Paul …

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