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Letters Doctors and assisted suicide

Do it properly or not at all

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 01 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1719
  1. Clive Seale, professor of medical sociology1
  1. 1Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London E1 2AT
  1. c.seale{at}

    Botched suicides assisted by amateurs and ill considered decisions to die by some of the most vulnerable people in society are the likely outcomes of the assisted dying policy of the director of public prosecutions (DPP).1

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