June 15, 2015

CIA Torture Appears to Have Broken Spy Agency Rule on Human Experimentation

(The Guardian) – The Central Intelligence Agency had explicit guidelines for “human experimentation” – before, during and after its post-9/11 torture of terrorism detainees – that raise new questions about the limits on the agency’s in-house and contracted medical research. … Read More

June 12, 2015

How Black Slaves Were Routinely Sold as ‘Specimens’ to Ambitious White Doctors

(The Conversation) – The history of human experimentation is as old as the practice of medicine and in the modern era has always targeted disadvantaged, marginalised, institutionalised, stigmatised and vulnerable populations: prisoners, the condemned, orphans, the mentally ill, students, the … Read More

June 10, 2015

Even without Written Codes, Ethical Standards for Human Research Existed before World War II

(The Conversation) – Thus, there were no explicit, written codes of ethics for nontherapeutic human research for American civilian researchers prior to World War II (this was not the case for American military researchers). But the lack of a written … Read More

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