The Abuse of Man: An Illustrated History of Dubious Medical Experimentation

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In this work, Wolfgang Weyers, a physician himself, cuts a swath, profoundly, through the history of unethical experiments on humans, from the first intentional innoculation of a patient with syphilis and gonorrhea in England of the late 18th century through the infamous Tuskegee Study...to the exploitation of orphans and prisoners as human guinea pigs...The scope of Weyers' erudition includes the East, as well as the West, and spares none of import who engaged in these unconscionable practices.

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Dubious medical experiments on humans continue to be carried out. Only by study of the history of such experiments can sensitivity be enhanced in regards to limits ethically of research on human beings. Without heightened sensitivity, researchers of today, and tomorrow, are at risk of repeating the breaches and offenses of the past. This volume of Weyers, unique in its scholarship, insight, and commentary philosophically, should be mandatory reading not only by researchers, physicians in general, and every medical student everywhere, but by an informed laity, each of whom is a potential victim of the abuse about which Weyers writes so comprehensively, poignantly, and eloquently.

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Few subjects are as intriguing, yet disheartening, as that of physicians who violate their sacred oath by abusing, deliberately, their fellow man. Although dubious medical experiments on humans have been performed since antiquity, the most shocking examples occurred in recent history, that is, in the mid and last third of the 20th century. No field of medicine was exempt, studies on humans ranging from experimental induction of infectious diseases and administration of psychotropic drugs to injection of radioactive isotopes and transplantation of tissue from malignant neoplasms.

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