Biomedical Research Ethics

Landmark Cases, Scandals, and Conceptual Shifts

Authored by: Jonathan D. Moreno , Dominic Sisti

The Routledge Companion to Bioethics

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415896665
eBook ISBN: 9780203804971
Adobe ISBN: 9781136644849


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Charting the history of biomedical research ethics is as much an exercise in reporting a litany of past scandals as it is an examination of shifts in scientific, political, and broader cultural mores. In this chapter, we provide a brief accounting of both by describing landmark cases and how reactions to these cases gave purchase to significant conceptual shifts in the ethics of human subjects research.

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