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During the past two decades, as the field of clinical investigation has rapidly expanded, there has been an interest in the ethical standards involved in the use of human beings as experimental subjects. The problem was highlighted by the garish light of the Nazi atrocities revealed at the Nuremburg trials. As a result a set of rules was formulated to safeguard human experimental subjects against abuse of their rights as individuals. This set of rules became known as the Nuremburg Code and has been generally accepted in the Western world as a reasonable and wise ethical standard. Nevertheless, as the
Clinical Investigation in Medicine: Legal, Ethical and Moral Aspects. An Anthology and Bibliography.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:628–629. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-3-628
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(3):628-629.
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