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Can Frankenstein be read as an early research ethics text?
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    In his article (Med Humanit 2004;30:32–5), H Davies asks whether Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, can be read as an early research ethics text.1 It is misguided to give the impression, as the author does at times, that Shelley was ghost-writing for a future institutional review board: there are reasons for believing that …

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