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Letters Doctors and torture

The campaign about doctors and torture in Israel five years on

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 09 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4386
  1. Derek Summerfield, honorary senior lecturer1
  1. 1Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK
  1. derek.summerfield{at}

It is three years since we last reported on the progress of a medical ethical appeal representing 725 doctors (235 from UK) from 43 countries.1 In May 2009, we asked the World Medical Association (WMA) to take action on the voluminous evidence base attesting to systematic collusion with torture by Israeli doctors and the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) over many years. The WMA Declaration of Tokyo forbids doctors from …

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