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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Selective ethics

Selective ethics

(p.8) 1 Selective ethics
Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1987 commentary about medical research with children. It criticizes the unbridled enthusiasm of innovators in the growing field of neonatal medicine. It argues that the highest standards of evidence should be maintained in studies involving infants, and since there is no shortcut to this goal, practitioners must be prepared to be patient.

Keywords:   neonatal medicine, medical ethics, medical research, children

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