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In search of a good death: Law needs to be changed to allow terminally ill people choice of a dignified death

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:225
  1. Lisa Cook, leading campaigner (
  1. ukActNow.orgTerminally Ill Patients Campaign Group, c/o Voluntary Euthanasia Society, London W8 5PG

    EDITOR—I am a 35 year old married mother who has tested positive for the gene for Huntington's disease. Although I am symptom free at present, it is clinically certain that this incurable, degenerative, neurological disorder will manifest itself at some point in the near future. Growing up in a family …

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