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Once again, calls for rules, regulations and bans. The medical profession is utterly weighed down by all this. We've had our fill. So many of the new rules that have been inflicted on doctors -- for example, all the weighty, pious advice from the GMC -- seems to be a substitute for what once was common sense and normal professional behaviour.
In the case of the bones that are the subject of this article, what decent doctor would treat human remains irreverently? And for those who might, the full force of opprobrium from colleagues should apply. The more rules are applied, the more we will all desert high societal norms and depend upon regulation to guide us. That is a slippery slope that cannot be a good thing.