Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 19–20 | Cite as

Situating the Trovan Trial With the Use of Experimental Ebola Therapies Is Like Comparing an Apple With an Orange

Letter to the Editor
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Medical Research Council Unit, FajaraBanjulWest Africa

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