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World Medical Association calls on Iran to respect medical ethics code

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4321 (Published 20 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4321
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

    The World Medical Association has called on Iran to respect the international code of medical ethics after receiving several reports of abuse.

    The German Medical Association raised the motion at the association’s annual general assembly in Delhi on 18 October, urging national medical associations to speak out in support of the rights of patients and doctors in Iran. The motion was passed unanimously.

    Frank Montgomery, vice president of the German Medical Association, told the meeting that his organisation had received reports from doctors in Iran that injured people had been taken to prisons without adequate medical treatment or the consensus of …

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