Getting ethics into practice: Comparing Alder Hey with Tuskegee is not helpful

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7464.513-a (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:513
  1. Peter J Waugh, medical inspector (znm33@dial.pipex.com)
  1. Health and Safety Executive, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3BE

    EDITOR—I am troubled by the moral equivalence implied in the editorial by Parker, who refers to several high profile scandals that have occurred in medicine.1 Citing an instance where prisoners were deliberately infected with syphilis along with the Alder Hey matter raises a very important point about the …

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