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Guidance and podcasts on consent that sets out the principles for working with patients through a process of supported decision-making.

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J C Loder's Tabulae anatomicae (1803)

Detail showing major blood vessels in the neck. Loder was a surgeon and anatomist, and acquaintance of John Hunter, founder of our Hunterian Museum.