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Universal consent form might help

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1203
  1. Ian M Frayling (, consultant in genetic pathology
  1. Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW

    EDITOR—I wrote the “universal consent form” below a few years ago, but it now seems germane in view of the editorial by Furness and Sullivan on the new human tissue bill.1

    “By signing this I agree that my doctor is a reasonable person, applying common sense and trying to do his or her best in circumstances for which society takes collective responsibility. My doctor will attempt to do the …

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