Medical Experimentation: Personal Integrity and Social Policy

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - Medical - 244 pages
First published in 1974, Charles Fried's Medical Experimentation is a classic statement of the moral relationship between doctor and patient, as expressed within the concept of personal care. This concept is then tested in the context of medical experimentation and, more specifically, the
randomized controlled trial (RCT). Regularly referred to as a point of departure for ethical and legal discussions of the RCT, the book has long been out of print. This new, second edition includes a general introduction by Franklin Miller and the late Alan Wertheimer, a reprint of the 1974 text,
and an in-depth analysis by Harvard Law School scholars I. Glenn Cohen and D. James Greiner which discusses the extension of RTCTs to social science and public policy contexts. The volume concludes with a new essay by Charles Fried that reflects on the original text and how it applies to the
contemporary landscape of medicine and medical experimentation.
 

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Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
1
1 Introduction
9
2 The Legal Context of Medical Experimentation
17
3 The Concept of Personal Care
53
 Interests or Rights
90
5 Realizing RightsMedical Care in General
118
6 The Practice of Experimentation
157
 What Can and Cannot Be Learned from Medicine as to the Ethics of Legal and Other NonMedical Experiments? ...
192
Concluding Reflections
220
Index
241
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Charles Fried is a full time member of the faculty and Beneficial Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. A former Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, he has served on the Harvard Law School faculty since 1961. From 1985-1989 he was Solicitor General of the United
States.

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