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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorElder, Kayen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-02T10:25:31Z
dc.date.available2015-06-02T10:25:31Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-14en
dc.identifier.citationReproductive BioMedicine and society Online Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2015, Pages 34–45. DOI: 10.1016/j.rbms.2015.04.002en
dc.identifier.issn2405-6618
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/248149
dc.description.abstractSix evidential sources are examined to investigate how Edwards and Steptoe applied ethical standards to their research leading to the birth of Louise Brown: 1. Their own contemporary writings from 1970 onwards. 2. Archival evidence from the British Medical Association (BMA), the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), and correspondence between Edwards and the Ford Foundation. 3. Minutes of Oldham General Hospital (OGH) Ethics Committee. 4. Letters by Edwards to prospective patients. 5. Oral evidence from interviews with a patient and colleagues. 6. Evidence from their clinical case management of patients. Taken together these sources suggest that Edwards and Steptoe demonstrated a strong awareness of the ethical issues involved, and offer evidence of honesty to patients about the realistic prospects of success and ethical practice. Nonetheless, decisive evidence that ethical aspirations were put into practice is not available.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research was supported by grants from the Wellcome Trust (088708 and 094985), which otherwise had no involvement in the research or its publication.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/
dc.subjectethicsen
dc.subjectEdwards and Steptoeen
dc.subjectOldhamen
dc.subjecttest tube babyen
dc.subjecthistoryen
dc.titleThe Oldham Notebooks: an analysis of the development of IVF 1969-1978. IV. Ethical aspectsen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the final published version. It first appeared at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405661815000039.en
prism.endingPage45
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameReproductive BioMedicine and society Onlineen
prism.startingPage34
prism.volume1en
dc.rioxxterms.funderWellcome Trust
dc.rioxxterms.projectid088708
dc.rioxxterms.projectid094985
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.rbms.2015.04.002en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-06-14en
dc.contributor.orcidJohnson, Martin [0000-0002-5906-5883]
dc.identifier.eissn2405-6618
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (088708/Z/09/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (100606/Z/12/Z)


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