Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephenLurieMD PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: I take exception to the definition
of clinical research offered by Dr Nathan1
as "patient-oriented research." This misnomer fails to acknowledge the significant
conflict inherent in clinical research between a physician-scientist's devotion
to the promotion of health for the individual patient and allegiance to the
outcome of human research.
Lee S. The Crisis in Clinical Research. JAMA. 1999;282(20):1913-1916. doi:10.1001/jama.282.20.1913