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The Cartwright Inquiry’s finding that staff at the National Women’s Hospital had conducted unethical research on women with cervical cancer was a watershed moment in medical history. Yet recent attempts have been made to challenge the Inquiry’s finding.
The Cartwright Papers is a comprehensive rebuttal of those challenges, setting out the damage done by the ‘unfortunate experiment’. Setting out the context of the National Women’s controversy, it pulls apart the challenges to the Cartwright findings with contributions from medical experts, historians and feminist writers, including the author of the original exposé of the experiment, Sandra Coney.
Part of Series 21: into a new century.
Voo Teck Chuan
Table of contents
1. A Never-ending Story
2. Exposing the experiment
3. The 1984 Article
4. The Cervical Cancer Study
5. The Making of a Controversy
6. Medicine in Context
7. The Unfortunate History
8. New Zealand’s Code of Patients’ Rights
9. Could It Happen Again?
10. An International Perspective
Appendix: New Zealand’s Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights
Read Anne Else's review of the Cartwright Papers in New Zealand Books.
'This is a fascinating book. ... It is a very engaging account of an important period of recent New Zealand history, of complex scientific and ethical issues, and of rapid change in the power politics of medicine in this country.' Professor Jennie Connor, Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 30 July 2010