Experimental Treatment -- Oxymoron or Aspiration?
King, Nancy M.P.
Hastings Center Report. 1995 Jul-Aug; 25(4): 6-15.
Giving up the increasingly troubled distinction between "experiment" and "treatment" would make it easier to focus on informed consent and harder to beg questions about uncertainty and shared decisionmaking in medicine.
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