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Human rights are based on consensus

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 30 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1203
  1. Diarmid J G Weir, former general practitioner (
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    EDITOR—Doctors, among all those whose work is based on the scientific method, must guard most against taking apparently logical arguments too far. Barlow's rejection of the proposal that health care is a human right is such a case.1 He bases this rejection on three points: …

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