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Elimination of firearms would do little to reduce premature deaths

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 07 June 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1693
  1. Paula Baillie-Hamilton, Former honorary registrar in radiologya
  1. a Auchleshie, Callander, Perthshire FK17 8LS

    Editor—John Gunn and colleagues suggest that doctors should be working towards the elimination of all firearms on the grounds that their removal would make an important contribution in reducing premature deaths.1 The medical profession prides itself on doing thorough research before introducing new drugs or methods. I therefore suggest that, before it embarks on any campaign, it looks at the size …

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