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Science on Trial: The Clash of Medical Evidence and the Law in the Breast Implant Case

In Silence on Trial, Dr. Marcia Angell examines the bizarre history of the infamous breast implant controversy. She examines the reasons behind the FDA's ban on implants; the resulting (and continuing) litigation, which culminated in a $4.25 billion class action settlement; and the later revelation that breast implants were not, in actuality, dangerous. The author discusses why scientists and the courts ended up with different answers on the danger of implants, critiques the judicial system's use�or misuse�of scientific evidence, and explains how the system can be reformed.

Marcia Angell, M.D., Executive Editor, New England Journal of Medicine (W. W. Norton and Company, 1996)



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