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Analyze the following argument: (1)  The New England Journal of Medicine  will not publish reports of unethical science research for three reasons, no matter how small the ethical violation and how important the scientific result. (2) The policy of publishing only  ethical research, if every journal followed it, would prevent unethical science research. (3) Publication is an  important part of the reward system in medical research and (4) investigators will not undertake unethical studies if  they know they will not be rewarded. Second (5) denying publication even when the ethical violations are minor 
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Unformatted text preview: protects us from more serious wrongs. (6) If small lapses were allowed this would lead to larger violations. And finally (7) refusing to publish unethical work tells the rest of society that even scientists do not consider scientific knowledge the primary measure of civilization. (8) Although it is important, what is more important in a decent society is how it is obtained. Modified from Angell, "The Nazi experiments. .." NEJM 1990....
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