The present conflict between the demands of society and the rights of the individual is nowhere seen more clearly than in the moral dilemmas posed by the medical and scientific use of human beings as experimental subjects. To what extent is it right to gain, at risk to the individual subject or patient, new knowledge for the benefit of the subject himself and of others in the future, that is, of society in general?
The revelations at the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II of the Nazi atrocities committed in the name of medical
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The Literature of Ethical Problems in Medicine—Part 3. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:863–870. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-863
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):863-870.
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