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Missing and unidentified persons

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:348
  1. Upasana Tayal (, Clegg scholar
  1. BMJ

    The personal view in this week's BMJ (349) describes one doctor's experience with a John Doe, an unidentified, presumed missing, person. The internet could play a greater part in helping to identify such people, the author suggests, perhaps with an online international registry made up of hospital records and maybe including photographs of the deceased.

    Currently no single internet site provides a list of all missing …

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