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Profession must police itself

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:109
  1. Peter Wilmshurst
  1. Consultant cardiologist Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury SY3 8XQ

    EDITOR,—The role of medical research in society depends on public trust, which in turn relies on the view that science is incorruptible. Members of the profession may face a dilemma when they discover fraud. Do they risk loss of public confidence by exposing other members of the profession, possibly friends or colleagues, who fall short of the standards expected or do they …

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