Human experimentation: Lessons from history

Human experimentation: Lessons from history

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The road to modern medicine has been paved with questionable and stomach-turning moments. Yet, the truth is that these experiments have undisputedly contributed to today’s vast body of medical knowledge.
16 Nov 2016 - General
Prior to 1906, when the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed, there were no regulations regarding the ethical use of human subjects in research. There were no consumer regulations and no Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The legacy of medical research before the recent ethical guidelines is shockingly horrifying and in so many occasions inhumane. The world at that time didn’t believe in the absolute equity of human beings, allowing sacrifice of vulnerable, poor and lower class people in the sake...
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