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The expert witness: introduction
  1. Roger Hall
  1. Professor R Hall, Heart, BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK; roghall1{at}

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This is first of an occasional series in Heart (see article on page 677) that deals with medicolegal and ethical issues that we hope will be of interest to the practising doctor. Although it will usually have a cardiological slant, the material will often be applicable to all areas of medicine.

For the first of this series of articles we have chosen the subject of the expert witness. …

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