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MP leaves body to trainee docs
6:00pm Saturday 9th February 2013 in News
MEDICAL students in the distant future could find themselves scalpel-deep in the body of Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry.
The Conservative MP has left his body to the Oxford University anatomy department.
He said: “I have a body. When I die, it’s not going to be much use to me.
“On a practical level, I think you will find that anatomy students nowadays don’t find it very easy to get hold of cadavers on which to practise.
“And, as I explained in the House, there is quite a lot of me on which to practise.
“I suspect the liver of anyone who has served more than 30 years as a Member of Parliament is probably worthy of anatomical study.
“Most importantly, I would want the medical students to be able to confirm that engraved on my heart is the phrase ‘Keep the Horton General’.”
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