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Letters The ethics of medical memoirs

Medical memoirs: using patient stories with explicit consent

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 05 December 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6713
  1. Matt Morgan, doctor and author
  1. Sully, UK
  1. mattmorgan{at}

Thanks for the fantastic column about the ethics of medical memoirs.1 I wanted to tell you about the approach I used when writing my book (Critical: Science and Stories from the Brink of Life) as I too was concerned about ethics.

I decided to use only individual patient stories that had explicit consent. Initial contact was …

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