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Such things as values

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:a

On the impassioned debate over genetically modified foods, Tessa Richards quotes Professor Richard Macrory: “If the British government is to avoid this sort of conflict in the future, it must recognise that there are such things as values” (p 1033).Values—the good, the bad, and the ugly—turn up all over the place in this week's journal.

No prizes for guessing the values of the male surgeon who ranted when assigned a female trainee assistant: “Anybody but the girl! Give me a trained monkey—I'd rather have …

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