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Currents and portents in biomedical research
  1. BA Cross

Abstract

The present progress and prospects of biomedical research are discussed by reference to the syndrome of "restrictive utilitarianism" which governs much of the public and official attitude to research. The signs and symptoms of the condition are described and some of the prophylactic and therapeutic measures that should be taken to offset the threat it poses to the future welfare of man and animals are suggested.

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