The MJA and Gawler: a case of self-censorship?

McBryde, Emma S. (2012) The MJA and Gawler: a case of self-censorship? Medical Journal of Australia, 196 (10). p. 628.

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[Extract] An important and controversial article authored by Haines and Lowenthal was recently published in the Internal Medicine Journal. The authors challenged evidence used by Ian Gawler on his website ( and in his book to support meditation and dietary interventions as cancer therapy. Publication of the article was subsequent to initial submission to the Medical Journal of Australia, whose editors at first accepted the article but later rejected it on the grounds that Gawler did not consent to publication of the study. Could the editors of the MJA please inform its readers and authors why they chose to reject the article?

Item ID: 39754
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1326-5377
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 03:50
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 40%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111706 Epidemiology @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Evaluation @ 50%
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