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"The Cartwright Inquiry was a Commission of Inquiry held in New Zealand from 1987 - 1988. It was commissioned by the then Minister of Health, Michael Bassett to investigate the alleged malpractice of Associate Professor Herb Green, a gynaecology and obstetrics specialist. The inquiry was headed by then District Court Judge Silvia Cartwright, later High Court Justice, Dame, and Governor-General of New Zealand. A 1984 medical paper by a colposcopist, pathologist, gynaecologist and a statistician, described a study of 948 woman who had been diagnosed with carcinoma in situ (CIS) at New Zealand's The National Women's Hospital from 1966 onwards. This study involved withholding treatment of women with abnormal cervical smears, when these abnormalities could potentially lead to cervical cancer, the woman being divided into two groups based upon having negative or positive PAP smears for CIS after initial treatment. Two prominent women's health advocates and writers, Sandra Coney and Phillida Bunkle, had already heard rumours about this paper while they had been researching material about another matter. Coney and Bunkle published an expose in Metro Magazine in June 1987, titling it after a 1986 letter in the New Zealand Medical Journal by Professor David Skegg, a Public Health expert with a strong interest in screening condemning what he called the "Unfortunate Experiment". This led to widespread public outcry and the then Minister of Health, Michael Bassett calling an inquiry..."
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Large format paperback 1988.
Very good condition.
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