Twentieth century ethics of human subjects research

Twentieth century ethics of human subjects research

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Debates on the ethics of human subjects research meet with an increasing interest both within the medical profession and the broader public. Frequently, historical arguments are used to propagate or attack certain positions within these debates. However, there is a tendency to oversimplify the complexities of the past for present day purposes, and at the same time a lack of awareness of the historical dimension implicit in today's value preferences. Twentieth Century Ethics of Human Subjects Research brings together leading historians of medicine to reconstruct and analyse the history of actual experimental practices, the debates on human subjects research, and the attempts to regulate such research during the twentieth century. The volume addresses cases of medical research in France, Britain, Israel, the United States, and Germany, including the Nazi period; the major developments of ethical debates in these and further national contexts, such as the Soviet Union, the Czech Republic, and Japan. It also explores religious views (Catholic, Jewish) on human experimentation, and the origins and contexts of international codes and declarations. qVolker Roelckes Aƒ_berblick ueber die Geschichte der Menschenversuche im Dritten Reich sei jedem empfohlen, der sich kurz und prAƒAcgnant ueber dieses duestere Kapitel deutscher Geschichte informieren mAƒApchte.q FAZ.Physicians willing to aquot;experimentaquot; the vaccine especially for prevention with children born of mothers afflicted by ... With reassuring animal and human data, growing clinical trials, a usera#39;s manual, and an official endorsement by the French anbsp;...

Title:Twentieth century ethics of human subjects research
Author:Volker Roelcke, Giovanni Maio
Publisher:Franz Steiner Verlag - 2004


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