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Title The uses of humans in experiment : perspectives from the 17th to the 20th century / edited by Erika Dyck, Larry Stewart.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Series Clio medica : perspectives in medical humanities, 0045-7183 ; volume 95
Clio medica (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 95. 0045-7183
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 21, 2019).
Subject Human experimentation in medicine -- History.
Clinical trials -- History.
Human beings -- Research -- History.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History.
Clinical trials -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History.
Human beings -- Research -- Moral and ethical aspects -- History.
Human Experimentation -- history.
Human Experimentation -- ethics.
Genre History.
Contents The hermaphrodite of Charing Cross / Anita Guerrini -- Galvanic humans / Rob Iliffe -- The subject as instrument : galvanic experiments, organic apparatus and problems of calibration / Joan Steigerwald -- Shocking subjects : human experiments and the material culture of medical electricity in eighteenth-century England / Paola Bertucci -- Pneumatic chemistry, self-experimentation and the burden of revolution, 1780-1805 / Larry Stewart -- Food fights : human experiments in late nineteenth-century nutrition physiology / Elizabeth Neswald -- Experimenting with radium therapy : in the laboratory & the clinic / Katherine Zwicker -- Anthropometry, race, and eugenic research : "Measurements of growing Negro children" at the Tuskegee Institute, 1932-1944 / Paul A. Lombardo -- Nazi human experiments : the victims' perspective and the post-Second World War discourse / Paul Weindling -- A eugenics experiment : sterilization, hyperactivity and degeneration / Erica Dyck.
Summary "Scientific experimentation with humans has a long history. Combining elements of history of science with history of medicine, The Uses of Humans in Experiment illustrates how humans have grappled with issues of consent, and how scientists have balanced experience with empiricism to achieve insights for scientific as well as clinical progress. The modern incarnation of ethics has often been considered a product of the second half of the twentieth century, as enshrined in international laws and codes, but these authors remind us that this territory has long been debated, considered, and revisited as a fundamental part of the scientific enterprise that privileges humans as ideal subjects for advancing research"--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Dyck, Erika, editor.
Stewart, Larry, 1946- editor.
Other Title Print version: Uses of humans in experiment. Leiden : Brill, 2016 9789004286702