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Friday, March 23, 2007

On the blogs: BU biolab image and who's watching?

On SciBos, Corie Lok takes issue with the Globe's front-page coverage of the evacuation of a Boston University biomedical lab on Tuesday.

"Even though the fire department said no contamination occurred, all the proper precautions were taken and that the smoke probably was due to an electrical issue, the specter this incident conjured up of disease-causing bacteria being unleashed on the community and the image of men in protective suits are enough to make front-page news in this town," she writes. "Doesnít exactly help BUís image. Doesnít really help scienceís image either, I think."

On Running a Hospital, Paul Levy asks, "If you are a patient in an academic medical center, who is watching over you in the middle of the night?"

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 11:17 AM
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