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Dark Medicine: Rationalizing Unethical Medical Research

Dark Medicine: Rationalizing Unethical Medical Research

by William R LaFleur, Gernot Bohme, Susumu Shimazono

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ISBN-10: 0253348722

ISBN-13: 9780253348722

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Where does one set the limits on research involving human subjects?


Where does one set the limits on research involving human subjects?

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Indiana University Press
Publication date:
Bioethics and the Humanities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction: The Knowledge Tree and Its Double Fruit   William R. LaFleur     1
The Gruesome Past and Lessons Not Yet Learned
Rationalizing Unethical Medical Research: Taking Seriously the Case of Viktor von Weizsacker   Gernot Bohme     15
Medical Research, Morality, and History: The German Journal Ethik and the Limits of Human Experimentation   Andreas Frewer     30
Experimentation on Humans and Informed Consent: How We Arrived Where We Are   Rolf Winau     46
The Silence of the Scholars   Benno Muller-Hill     57
The Ethics of Evil: The Challenge and the Lessons of Nazi Medical Experiments   Arthur L. Caplan     63
Unit 731 and the Human Skulls Discovered in 1989: Physicians Carrying Out Organized Crimes   Kei-ichi Tsuneishi     73
Biohazard: Unit 731 in Postwar Japanese Politics of National "Forgetfulness"   Frederick R. Dickinson     85
Biological Weapons: The United States and the Korean War   G. Cameron Hurst III     105
Experimental Injury: Wound Ballistics and Aviation Medicine in Mid-century America   Susan Lindee     121
Stumbling Toward Bioethics: Human Experiments Policy and the Early Cold War   Jonathan D. Moreno     138
The Conflicted Present and the Worrisome Future
Toward an Ethics of Iatrogenesis   Renee C. Fox     149
Strategies for Survival versus Accepting Impermanence: Rationalizing Brain Death and Organ Transplantation Today   Tetsuo Yamaori     165
The Age of a "Revolutionized Human Body" and the Right to Die   Yoshihiko Komatsu     180
Why We Must Be Prudent in Research Using Human Embryos: Differing Views of Human Dignity   Susumu Shimazono     201
Eugenics, Reproductive Technologies, and the Feminist Dilemma in Japan   Miho Ogino     223
Refusing Utopia's Bait: Research, Rationalizations, and Hans Jonas   William R. LaFleur     233
List of Contributors     247
Index     253

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