Irvine H. Page, MD
To the Editor: Part 2 of The American College of Physicians' Ethics Manual (1) is first-rate throughout. Even I cannot find fault with it. I come from the school where a researcher was largely a "hired hand." I fear that not enough researchers will see the report; it needs wider distribution in purely scientifically oriented journals.
One problem not discussed that needs guidelines is the question of pay for the scientific investigator. This problem is becoming bigger and bigger as more research is being financed by industry as well as through the usual sources. For example, should some investigators receive
Page IH. Ethical Questions about Pay for Research. Ann Intern Med. 1990;112:472. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-112-6-472_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(6):472.
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