Engaging Bioethics: Past Research Abuses Reveal US Hypocrisy

KIE scholar Tom Beauchamp tackles the Nuremburg Trials, research abuses in the US from 1940-1970, and the current status quo in research ethics in an editorial in The Hoya. The article is part of the Engaging Bioethics series.

“We should never forget the appalling character of American offenses [in research ethics] and should judge them with the harshness they deserve,” argues Dr. Beauchamp. “The fact that we ignored the findings at Nuremberg and never applied them to our own conduct is a blot on American history that will never be erased.”

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