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Am I breaking the law again?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1440

Am I breaking the law again?

  1. Michael Irwin, retired general practitioner (
  1. Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 8BZ

    EDITOR—Huxtable refers to my arrest by the Isle of Man police last December for conspiring to assist in the possible suicide of my terminally ill Manx friend, Patrick Kneen.1 When I finally saw him, Patrick was too ill to commit suicide, and he died after being heavily sedated by his general …

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