MICHAEL J. BRENNAN, M.D.
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To the Editor: I found your editorial in the August issue of the ANNALS one of great interest. As one whose work has been in the field of medical oncology and as a man committed not only to scientific and medical ideals but to religious ones as well, I have faced the moral issues of investigational medicine for some years. Besides the three basic requirements you propose on p. 372, lower paragraph, I believe there is a fourth. The facilities must be suitable and the work must be published.
We need to consider the ordering of diagnostic tests and, certainly,
BRENNAN MJ. ETHICS OF HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1342–1343. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-6-1342
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(6):1342-1343.
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