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The unique ethical challenges of conducting research in the rehabilitation medicine population

BMC Medical Ethics20034:2

Received: 19 February 2003

Accepted: 17 June 2003

Published: 17 June 2003

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
19 Feb 2003 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Mar 2003 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Barbara Secker
30 May 2003 Author responded Author comments - Jeff Blackmer
Resubmission - Version 2
30 May 2003 Submitted Manuscript version 2
17 Jun 2003 Editorially accepted
17 Jun 2003 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-4-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa The Rehabilitation Centre