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For the Good of Mankind? The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation

By Katherine Keller on August 29, 2015 1:44 PM | Permalink

Vicki Wittenstein

Twenty-first Century Books, 2014. 96 pages

Non Fiction
Middle School: 7-8
Juvenile Non-Fiction:  R853.H8 W58 2014

At some point in the process, every new advance in medical understanding, procedure, or treatment comes through work done on an actual human being, which means a risk of some sort with the potential for a great reward.  The issue is: how and when is it okay to use people as test subjects?  The problem is: when a scientist or doctor doesn't take ethics into consideration, advances come at the expense of people's freedom, dignity, happiness, or lives.