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Matters of Life and Death

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 22 May 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1426
  1. André-Pascal Sappino, head
  1. Division of Oncology, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland

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    John Cairns

    Princeton University Press, £12.95, pp 260

    ISBN 0 691 00250 9


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    The biomedical community has only recently recognised the importance of its educational duties towards the lay public: biologists and clinicians know that didactic information provided to the general population impacts directly on research activities and helps implement their clinical applications. Therefore, attempts to promote wider understanding of science should be regarded as public spirited acts. However, popularisation …

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