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Letters Legalising assisted dying

The Swiss experience of assisted suicide is positive

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 13 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4896
  1. Timothy Harding, emeritus professor of forensic medicine1
  1. 1University of Geneva, Geneva 1203,Switzerland
  1. harding{at}

I can confirm Lewis’s belief that the availability of assisted suicide is comforting for healthy people who know that anyone can face a difficult, distressing, and painful death.1 2 I am in good health but have already …

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