Secret State Medical Experiments

Guests: Jonathan Moreno Author, Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1999) Director Center for Biomedical Ethics University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia Eileen Welsome Author, The Plutonium Files: America's Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War (The Dial Press, 1999) Journalist (Winner of Pulitzer Prize, 1994) Albuquerque, New Mexico From yellow fever to syphillis to radiation sickness, the use of humans as medical subjects has a long and checkered past. In this hour, we'll take a look at the history and ethics of using people in medical experiments. If human trials are a necessary evil, is there a right way to go about them?



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