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Author Stark, Laura Jeanine Morris, 1975-

Title Behind closed doors : IRBs and the making of ethical research / Laura Stark
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations
Series Morality and society series
Morality and society.
Contents IRBs in action -- Everyone's an expert? Warrants for expertise -- Local precedents -- Documents and deliberations: an anticipatory perspective -- Setting IRBs in motion in Cold War America -- An ethics of place -- The many forms of consent -- Deflecting responsibility -- Conclusion: the making of ethical research
Summary Drwaing on extensive archival sources, Laura Stark reconstructs the daily lives of scientists, lawyers, administrators, and research subjects working - and 'warring' - on the campus of the National Institutes of Health, where they first wrote the rules for the treatment of human subjects
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human experimentation in medicine -- Government policy -- United States.
Institutional review boards (Medicine) -- United States -- History.
Medical ethics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Research -- Government policy -- United States.
Research -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Ethics Committees, Research.
Biomedical Research -- ethics.
Biomedical Research -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Ethics, Medical.
Human Experimentation -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011013642
ISBN 0226770885 (electronic bk.)
9780226770888 (electronic bk.)