The Ethics and Politics of Human Experimentation

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CUP Archive, May 28, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 315 pages
This book focuses on experimentation that is carried out on human beings, including medical research, drug research and research undertaken in the social sciences. It discusses the ethics of such experimentation and asks the question: who defends the interests of these human subjects and ensures that they are not harmed? The author finds that ethical research depends on the adequacy of review by committee. Indeed most countries now rely on research ethics committees for the protection of the interests of the human participants in research. Dr McNeill analyses how successful these committees are in balancing the interests of science with the interests of human subjects.
 

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Contents

The Ethics and Politics
1
A History of Unethical Experimentation
17
Development of Codes of Ethics
37
The Development of Committee Review in the United
53
Law and Human Experimentation
119
Ethical Principles Rules and Discretion
139
A Political Balance between Science Society and
165
Power Status and a Rationale for Committee
184
Composition
207
Conclusion
237
Appendix 1
251
Appendix 2
257
Legal Citations
278
Index
307
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