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Doctors must speak out over war and humanitarian crises

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:771
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Doctors have a duty to speak out about their concerns over war and humanitarian crises—if they don't they are just storing up problems for future generations. And medical students should be taught more about global health issues, so they have a better understanding of international health.

    Those were the messages from forensic psychiatrist Jack Piachaud, speaking at a meeting organised by the Open Section of the Royal Society of Medicine in London this week.

    The seminar was examining the rights and wrongs of providing humanitarian …

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