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The effects of the English libel laws on medicine and research - a personal view


  • Peter Wilmshurst


Dr Peter Wilmshurst is a consultant cardiologist. He is a leader in his field, and also a whistleblower, drawing attention to that which he believes to be wrong. He was presented with the HealthWatch Award 2003. Peter Wilmshurst has clashed with universities, editors, the medical establishment, and - perhaps inevitably - with the pharmaceutical industry. It is this last encounter that has taken him to court and that has made explicit and very public the relevance of the UK's libel laws to scientific research.

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  • Peter Wilmshurst, 2011. "The effects of the English libel laws on medicine and research - a personal view," Prometheus, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(1), pages 67-71.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:promet:v:29:y:2011:i:1:p:67-71 DOI: 10.1080/08109028.2011.570987

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    1. Tisdell, Clement A. & Alauddin, Mohammad, 2002. "Market-Oriented Reforms in Bangladesh and their Impact on Poverty?," Economic Theory, Applications and Issues Working Papers 90521, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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