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Legal liabilities in research: early lessons from North America

BMC Medical Ethics20056:4

Received: 13 May 2005

Accepted: 13 June 2005

Published: 13 June 2005

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Original Submission
13 May 2005 Submitted Original manuscript
25 May 2005 Author responded Author comments - Randi Zlotnik Shaul
Resubmission - Version 2
25 May 2005 Submitted Manuscript version 2
13 Jun 2005 Editorially accepted
13 Jun 2005 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-6-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Bioethics Department, The Hospital for Sick Children, The University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Shelley R. Birenbaum Barrister & Solicitor
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP