Goals and ethics

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Did the goal change during the study? Did the goal change during the study? How did the ethical dilemma change  How did the ethical dilemma change  during the study? during the study? Goals and Ethics Goals and Ethics
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Goals and Ethics Goals and Ethics The investigators became fixated on the  The investigators became fixated on the  scientific goal to the exclusion of  scientific goal to the exclusion of  reasonable judgment, with the study  reasonable judgment, with the study  eventually becoming the longest non- eventually becoming the longest non- therapeutic experiment on human beings  therapeutic experiment on human beings  in medical history. in medical history.
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The men’s status did not warrant ethical  The men’s status did not warrant ethical  debate. They were subjects, not patients;  debate. They were subjects, not patients;  clinical material, not sick people.”  clinical material, not sick people.”  ~ ~ Dr. John Heller Dr. John Heller
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article, “Twenty  Years of Follow-up  Experience in a  Long-Range Medical  Study” by Eunice  Rivers, MD, Stanley 
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course BUS M 390 taught by Professor Loriwadsworth during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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