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Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Historians as Testifying Witnesses
Patricia Cohen -- The New York Times -- June 14, 2003
Late Edition - Final , Section B , Page 7 , Column 5


A scientist financed by, say, the tobacco industry, is expected to declare whose wallet is behind his research. But what about a historian? . . . [M]edical historians are becoming witnesses in some of the country's most important -- and expensive -- lawsuits.

ABSTRACT - Article on debate among historians over ethics of testifying for industries accused of endangering public health; some historians say consulting is private matter while others insist they should not represent 'bad guys,' like tobacco, paint industry or toxic polluters; A scientist financed by, say, the tobacco industry, is expected to declare whose wallet is behind his research. But what about a historian?
 

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