Science in court

  title={Science in court},
  author={Evan Harris},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • Evan Harris
  • Published 3 June 2009
  • Education
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Does English libel law threaten scientific debate in health care? 
Libel law in the UK
Scientific disputes should take place in the pages of journals rather than in court, not in court.
Thomas Wakley: relevant to today's society
  • M. Baum
  • Medicine
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 2009
As far as chiropractic is concerned, the authors are witnessing a return to the bad old days described in Jones' essay, where battles are played out through the courts rather than through the scientific journals.
Chiropractors: clarifying the issues
This case was never about enrichment; it was about fairly correcting libellous statements made about a respected national association representing more than half of the nation’s population.
Chiropractic for paediatric conditions: substantial evidence?
  • E. Ernst
  • Medicine
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2009
The vice president of the British Chiropractic Association, Richard Brown, writes that there is “substantial evidence for the BCA to have made claims that chiropractic can help various childhood