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Margaret Brazier
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obtained. 78 Carrying out unlicensed activities where such a licence is required equally engages criminal liability. 79 Ownership of body parts 80 18.10 The vexed question of whether we own our bodies is only fleetingly addressed in the Human Tissue Act 2004. We noted earlier the ancient common law assumption that there is no property in a corpse. That statement must be qualified. Consider the Egyptian mummies held in the British Museum. Do they belong to the British Museum? Or might we lawfully help ourselves to one or two? R v Kelly 81 confirmed

in Medicine, patients and the law (sixth edition)