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Let's consider ethics of medical practice first

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 30 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:830
  1. Samiran Nundy, gastrointestinal surgeon (
  1. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi 110060, India

    EDITOR—During the past year I have attended three meetings on the ethics of research sponsored by the World Health Organization, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Indian Council of Medical Research. They were all ignored by the media, although the Indian media report daily on the poor state of the health service and unethical medical practices. The recent alleged maltreatment of a central government minister who died in a private hospital in Delhi has caused particular public …

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