The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code

The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code : Human Rights in Human Experimentation

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This timely and definitive book examines the nature, scope and proper place of the Nuremberg Code in medical research. Nuremberg has not only played a pivotal role in the ethics and law of human experimentation, it is also a seminal event in the history of codes of human ethics. This book analyses Nazi medicine and its role in setting the standards for human experimentation, and traces the role the Code has played in shaping research ethics and regulation from 1947 to the more

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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 146 x 234 x 30mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black and white photographs and line drawings
  • 0195101065
  • 9780195101065
  • 591,327

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This laudable collection of essays does much to dispel the confusion and put the whole episode in a proper perspective for those of us who need to know ... this volume of essays is well worth reading. * Claire Gilbert Foster, King's College, London, Journal of Medical Ethics, 1995, 21 * fine collection of seventeen essays, written by prominent scholars in the field ... makes me appreciate the Nuremberg Code as a radical innovation in its time and as a milestone in the development of the consent doctrine in human experimentation ... renews my respect for the importance of institutional review boards as they struggle to implement the spirit of the Nuremberg Code by ensuring proper consent and protecting subects' welfare in today's research world. * Theoretical Medicine *show more

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