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Useful Bodies: Humans In The Service Of Medical Science In The Twentieth Century Jordan Elliot Goodman

Useful Bodies: Humans In The Service Of Medical Science In The Twentieth Century

Jordan Elliot Goodman

Published October 7th 2003
ISBN : 9780801873423
Hardcover
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Though notoriously associated with Germany, human experimentation in the name of science has been practised in other countries, as well, both before and after the Nazi era. The use of unwitting or unwilling subjects in experiments designed to testMoreThough notoriously associated with Germany, human experimentation in the name of science has been practised in other countries, as well, both before and after the Nazi era. The use of unwitting or unwilling subjects in experiments designed to test the effects of radiation and disease on the human body emerged at the turn of the 20th century, when the rise of the modern, coercive state and the professionalization of medical science converged. intersection of government power and medical knowledge in revealing studies of human experimentation - germ warfare and jaundice tests in Great Britain- radiation, malaria and hepatitis experiments in the US- and nuclear fallout trials in Australia. These examples of medical abuse illustrate the extent to which living human bodies have been useful to democratic states and emphasize the need for intense scrutiny and regulation to prevent future violations.