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    Introduction to the Olivieri Symposium – Setting the Record Straight

    Dear Editor

    I want to thank Dr Olivieri’s core set of long-standing supporters for their letter [1] on the Introduction to the Olivieri Symposium that was recently published in the Journal of Medical Ethics.[2] Gallie et al. have been staunch supporters of Dr. Olivieri for years, and this support on her behalf has played a pivotal role in attempting to clarify perceived mistakes made in public and academic repo...

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    Introduction to the Olivieri Symposium – Don’t fudge the ethics
    • Brenda L. Gallie, Medical Doctor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Peter R. Durie, Paul J. Ranalli, John E. Dick, Helen S. L. Chan

    Dear editor,

    The Introduction[1] to the very welcome Olivieri Symposium focuses on a “timeline of the most salient events”. Unfortunately, Viens and Savulescu left out several events of fundamental ethical concern and accepted some “facts” that are highly questionable. Most surprisingly, they have fallen into a common error: emphasising the scientific argument, when that is not their expertise, and bypassing the funda...

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    Reponse to the Olivieri Symposium
    • Paula Chidwick
    • Other Contributors:
      • Eoin Connolly, Andrea Frolic, Laurie Hardingham, Chris MacDonald, Pat Murphy, Patricia Rodney and George C. Webster

    Dear Editor:

    We would like to thank the authors and editors of the JME’s mini- symposium on the Olivieri case for continuing and extending the dialogue about this important challenge to the North American bioethics community.

    This mini-symposium is of special interest to us as members of the Canadian Bioethics Society’s “Working Group on Employment Standards for Bioethics.” We are members of this Workin...

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    None declared.