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Body parts and the law

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 06, PAGE NO: 32 Sue Woodcock, MA (medical ethics and law), BSc, RGN, is clinical development sister and renal nurse, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust For thousands of years the human body has been considered inviolable (Titmuss, 1997). As a symbol it reflects the society in which it exists, echoing its institutions and ideologies (Gold, 1996).

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