ERIC Number: EJ562425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Rhetoric of Fraud in Breast Cancer Trials: Manifestations in Medical Journals and the Mass Media--And Missed Opportunities.
Zerbe, Michael J.; Young, Amanda J.; Nagelhout, Edwin R.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v28 n1 p39-61 1998
States that in 1994, the "Chicago Tribune" reported that fraud had been discovered in a nine-year-old medical study comparing two treatments for early-stage breast cancer. Examines reactions of two professional medical journals demonstrating how negotiations for upholding ethical norms took place. Analyzes public discourse surrounding the fraud. Shows much coverage was devoted to scandal. (PA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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