Assuming that developing countries could not afford xenotransplantation is patronising

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7073.76b (Published 04 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:76
  1. C R V Tomson, Consultant nephrologista
  1. a Richard Bright Renal Unit, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

    Editor–Neville Goodman is referring to me when he describes a colleague throwing articles about xenotransplantation into the bin.1 He sent me the articles when I questioned his opposition to xenotransplantation at a meeting of our local ethical committee. One of the articles discussed the gap between health spending in rich and poor countries but had the same difficulties as Goodman in reaching useful conclusions. The other was a newspaper letter questioning the value of high technology treatments in …

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