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Surely doctors should follow the spirit, rather than the letter, of the law

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 03 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:57
  1. R Hugh James, Consultant anaesthetist
  1. Department of Anaesthesia, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW

    EDITOR—Am I the only one who thinks, after reading the article and comments on retrieving semen from a dead patient,1 that the world is going mad? We seem to be worshipping a goddess called Idealised Consent. The central theme seemed to be not the advisability of posthumous conception (which could well …

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