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Letters Facing up to the risks of nuclear war

We must change course to create a world free from the threats of nuclear annihilation and armed violence

BMJ 2023; 382 doi: (Published 23 August 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;382:p1944
  1. Bimal Khadka, junior specialist doctor
  1. Sandwell General Hospital, Sandwell, and West Birmingham NHS Trust, West Bromwich, UK
  1. Bimal.khadka08{at}

Launer describes the devastating effects of nuclear weapons and highlights the moral responsibility of medical professionals to prioritise the elimination of nuclear weapons as an urgent medical, humanitarian, and public health imperative.1 We doctors have a profound understanding of both the immediate and the long term consequences of war.

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