Hugh Pennington: The Royal Liverpool Children’s Inquiry, 8 March 2001
Show More Royal Liverpool Children’s Inquiry Report by Michael Redfern and Jean Keeling.
Stationery Office, 535 pp., £40, January 2001, 9780102775013Show More
The Inquiry into the Management of Care of Children Receiving Complex Heart Surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary: Interim Report: Removal and Retention of Human Material Bristol Royal Infirmary, 56 pp., May 2000Show More Report of the Independent Review Group on the Retention of Organs at Post-Mortem 46 pp., January 2001Show More The Removal, Retention and Use of Human Organs and Tissue from Post-Mortem Examination Stationery Office, 48 pp., £16.95, January 2001, 0 11 322532 6Show More
“... I attended my first post-mortem in the summer holidays between leaving school and matriculating as a medical student. I have been to hundreds since, and am very familiar with the smell of a hospital morgue: meaty, like an old-fashioned butcher’s shop, with the added low-key, sickly-sweet pungency of unopened intestines and peritoneum so characteristic of an abdominal operation in life ...”