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HEALTHCARE ETHICS Dr. Thomas H. Murray Meeting Ethical Challenges: From Tuskegee to Stem Cells Tuskegee Experiments was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskagee, Alabama, in which poor, illiterate African American sharecroppers were denied treatment for syphillis. This study became infamous because it was conducted without care to its subjects, and led to major changes in how patients are protected in clinical studies. Individuals enrolled
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Unformatted text preview: in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study did not give informed consent and were not informed of their diagnosis; instead they were told they had bad blood and could receive free medical treatment, rides to the clinic, meals and burial insurance in case of death in return for participating. He says that moral progress can be made in current biomedical conflicts, but newer conflicts will always arise with the progress of technology....
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course PHIL 184 taught by Professor Velasco during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Chicago.

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