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Author United States. Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments.

Title Final report of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 620 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Remarks; Preface; Introduction: The Atomic Century; PART I: Ethics of Human Subjects Research: A Historical Perspective; Overview; 1. Government Standards for Human Experiments: The 1940s and 1950s; 2. Postwar Professional Standards and Practices for Human Experiments; 3. Government Standards for Human Experiments: The 1960s and 1970s; 4. Ethics Standards in Retrospect; PART II: Case Studies; Overview; 5. Experiments with Plutonium, Uranium, and Polonium; 6. The AEC Program of Radioisotope Distribution; 7. Nontherapeutic Research on Children
8. Total-Body Irradiation: Problems When Research and Treatment Are Intertwined9. Prisoners: A Captive Research Population; 10. Atomic Veterans: Human Experimentation in Connection with Bomb Tests; 11. Intentional Releases: Lifting the Veil of Secrecy; 12. Observational Data Gathering; 13. Secrecy, Human Radiation Experiments, and Intentional Releases; PART III: Contemporary Projects; Overview; 14. Current Federal Policies Governing Human Subjects Research; 15- Research Proposal Review Project; 16. Subject Interview Study; Discussion of Part III
PART IV: Coming to Terms with the Past, Looking Ahead to the FutureOverview; 17. Findings; 18. Recommendations; STATEMENT BY COMMITTEE MEMBER JAY KATZ; OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS; Executive Order; Charter; APPENDICES; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Glossary; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; P; R; T; U; X; Selected Bibliography; Public Comment Participants; A Citizen's Guide to the Nation's Archives: Where the Records Are and How to Find Them; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Summary This book describes in fascinating detail the variety of experiments sponsored by the U.S. government in which human subjects were exposed to radiation, often without their knowledge or consent. Based on a review of hundreds of thousands of heretofore unavailable or classified documents, this Report tells a gripping story of the intricate relationship between science and the state. Under the thick veil of government secrecy, researchers conducted experiments that ranged from the mundane to such egregious violations as administering radioactive tracers to mentally retarded teenagers, injecting p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Human experimentation in medicine -- United States
Radiation victims -- United States
Nuclear medicine -- United States
Medical ethics -- United States
Radiotherapy -- United States
Gene therapy -- United States
Federal government.
Informed consent (Medical law)
Fraud in science.
Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation -- ethics
Radiation Injuries, Experimental
Ethics, Research
Federal Government
Informed Consent
Research Subjects
Scientific Misconduct
federal government.
MEDICAL -- Laboratory Medicine.
Informed consent (Medical law)
Fraud in science
Federal government
Gene therapy
Human experimentation in medicine
Medical ethics
Nuclear medicine
Radiation victims
United States
United States
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96190400
ISBN 9780199771400
Other Titles Human radiation experiments