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Letters Heeding lessons from Shipman

Premise is wrongheaded

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 16 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6507
  1. Roger A Fisken, retired consultant physician1
  1. 1Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 2JE, UK
  1. daardon{at}

Dyer gives prominence to the views of Dame Janet Smith but does not say why many doctors believe that Dame Janet has made a crucial mistake.1 The obvious answer to the question “Of which group of doctors was …

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