Dr Ronald W. Jones
Former Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and
Clinical Professor at The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ

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.