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Author Mellanby, Kenneth, author.

Title Human guinea pigs, by Kenneth Mellanby : a reprint with commentaries / Lisa M. Rasmussen, editor
Published Cham : Springer, 2020


Description 1 online resource (220 pages)
Series Philosophy and Medicine ; v. 134
Philosophy and medicine ; v. 134.
Contents 1. Preface (Editor) -- 2. Introduction to text (Editor) -- 3. Reprint of Human Guinea Pigs, 2nd edition with additions noted -- 4. Critical Essays
Summary This book reprints Human Guinea Pigs, by Kenneth Mellanby, a seminal work in the history of medical ethics and human subject research that has been nearly unavailable for over 40 years. Detailing the use of World War II conscientious objectors who volunteered for experimentation on scabies transmission, Mellanbys book offers insight into one approach to human subject experimentation before the development of ethical oversight regulations. His work was initially published prior to the articulation of the Nuremberg Code, which makes his subsequent position as a reporter for the British Medical Journal at the Nuremberg Trials very interesting, particularly given his sometimes controversial opinions on Nazi medical experimentation. This book reprints the second edition together with commentary essays that situate Mellanbys ethical approach in historical context and relative to contemporary approaches. This volume is of particular interest to scholars of the history of human subject research
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Scabies.
Conscientious objectors.
Human experimentation in medicine.
Human Experimentation
Conscientious objectors
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Rasmussen, Lisa M., editor.
ISBN 9783030376970