Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War / Edition 1

Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War / Edition 1

by Susan E. Lederer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801857090

ISBN-13: 9780801857096

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Long before the U.S. government began conducting secret radiation and germ-warfare experiments, and long before the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, medical professionals had introduced—and hotly debated the ethics of—the use of human subjects in medical experiments. In Subjected to Science, Susan Lederer provides the first full-length history of

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Overview

Long before the U.S. government began conducting secret radiation and germ-warfare experiments, and long before the Tuskegee syphilis experiments, medical professionals had introduced—and hotly debated the ethics of—the use of human subjects in medical experiments. In Subjected to Science, Susan Lederer provides the first full-length history of biomedical research with human subjects in the earlier period, from 1890 to 1940.

Lederer offers detailed accounts of experiments—benign and otherwise—conducted on both healthy and unhealthy men, women, and children, including the yellow fever experiments (which ultimately became the subject of a Broadway play and Hollywood film), Udo Wile's "dental drill" experiments on insane patients, and Hideyo Noguchi's syphilis experiments, which involved injecting a number of healthy children and adults with the syphilis germ, luetin.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801857096
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
The Henry E. Sigerist Series in the History of Medicine
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1"The Sacred Cord": Doctors, Patients, and Medical Research1
2The Charge of Human Vivisection27
3The American Medical Association and the Defense of Research51
4Rules for Research: Human Experimentation and the AMA Code of Ethics73
5"Your Dog and Your Baby": The Continuing Campaign against Human Vivisection101
6Heroes and Martyrs: Human Experimentation in an Age of Medical Progress126
Epilogue139
Appendix143
Notes147
Bibliographic Essay183
Index187

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