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Unformatted text preview: not objects. The participants in were clearly treated as things. The doctors took advantage of their economic and social status, as well as their lack of education, tricking them into participating in a study unknown to them. The safety of the men was taken into little account as they suffered through the disease. Second, the beneficence principal was violated as the benefits of the study clearly did not make up for the risk that they put the lives of the subjects through. Although syphilis may have been a major problem, it was clearly not worth the risk as another method would have proved much more beneficial. Finally, the study was obviously not just as subjects were lied to and denied treatment that was readily available. They participated in the study because they believed that they were receiving treatment, though in reality, they were not. Hopefully, the Belmont Report will prevent any such travesties from occurring....
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- Spring '07