Letters Free speech and duty

Sleeping dogs should have been left to lie

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1299 (Published 01 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1299
  1. Andrew C Skinner, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK
  1. andrew{at}eiderduck.co.uk

Needham’s article entitled “Free speech and professional duty: why I couldn’t fight tabloid rumours” is a classic case of disturbing a sleeping dog that should have been left to lie.1

I saw the original …

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