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Letters Suicide and euthanasia paradox

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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 27 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4707
  1. Ian J MacCormick, specialist trainee year 1, ophthalmology1
  1. 1Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB25
  1. ian.maccormick{at}

    I didn’t intend to sound insensitive and paternalistic, and had I been writing personally to Mr Nicklinson himself, or speaking to a patient, my language would have been different.1 2 3

    However, it seems strange to consider that trying to persuade someone that they …

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