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Dilemmas in the medical treatment of patients facing inevitable death
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    Dilemma indeed

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest Robin Powell’s analysis of the ramifications for Paediatricians of the recent judgement in MB [2006] EWHC 507 (Fam) (1). Although Mr Justice Holman made it very clear in his final words of judgement that ‘every case and every child is unique, and this case concerns M alone’(2) , the case will undoubtedly be used as precedent. M is indeed unusual in that he was diagnosed with SMA1 s...

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