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People should participate in, not be subjects of, research

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1521

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Petra M Boynton, Research coordinator
  1. Department of Public Health, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, London W2 6LX

    EDITOR—The use of the term “subjects” in the BMJ's structured abstracts conflicts with current research policy. A Medline review of BMJ structured abstracts published in 1997 revealed that 202 abstracts included the term “subjects” as …

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