Ronald W. Jones is a retired obstetrician and
gynaecologist and former clinical professor at the University of Auckland. He
is a widely published international authority on lower genital tract pre-cancer
and cancer. For over 30 years he has served on a range of national and
international committees addressing the natural history, prevention and
management of these cancers. He is a past president of the International
Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease and chair of the Scientific
Committee of the International Federation of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy.
A Story of Two Cancers: One Physical and One Moral
Ron Jones is a retired National Women's Hospital obstetrician and
gynaecologist, and Clinical Professor at the University of Auckland. He co-authored the '1984 paper' which exposed
the truth about Associate -Professor Herbert Green's 'unfortunate experiment.'
The 'natural history' experiment involved merely observing and not definitively
treating a large group of women without their consent. Many women developed cancer and some died.
The presentation will highlight the response of many of Ron's
professional colleagues to the'1984 paper' - both before and after the 1987-88
Cervical (Cartwright) Inquiry. The
inquiry has had far-reaching consequences for medical research in New Zealand.