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Use of cadavers to train surgeons: what are the ethical issues?
  1. Hannah James1,2
  1. 1 Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  2. 2 Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hannah James, Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK; h.smith.1{at}


This is an invited submission from the Editor-in-Chief as the introductory piece for an ‘Ethics Roundtable’. This piece will include invited commentaries from experts in surgical education, medical ethics, law and the prospective body donor perspective.

  • education for health care professionals
  • education
  • human tissue

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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