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Law, Ethics and Medicine by P. D. G. Skegg. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985, xii + 255 + (tables and index) 13pp (hardback £25.00).

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018


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1. Illich, I., Limits to Medicine - Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health, (1977, Harmandsworth, Penguin Books).

2. See, for example, Klass, A., There's Gold in Them Thar Pills. (1975, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books).

3. See, for example, Oakley, A., ‘Wisewoman and Medicine Man: Changes in the Man agement of childbirth’, Mitchell, J. and Oakley, A., (eds) The Rights and Wrongs of Women, (1976, Harmondsworth, Penguin Books), pp 17–58.

4. [1985] 1 All ER 643.

5. at p 88.

6. at p 88.

7. at p 89.

8. at p 89.

9. [1957] 1 WLR582.

10. (1954) Times, 2 July.

11. See, for example, McLean, S.A.M., ‘The Right to Consent to Medical Treatment’ in Campbell, Goldberg, McLean and Mullen (eds), Human Rights: From Rhetoric to Reality (Oxford, Basil Blackwell, in press).

12. Buchanan, A., ‘Medical Paternalism’ 7 Philosophy and Public Affairs 340.