"The committee has built an archive that will be of invaluable use to anyone concerned with the past or future of human experimentation, indeed, to anyone intent on keeping government responsive to its citizens."--Journal of the American Medical Association
"Excellent. Comprehensive, detailed, authoritative and clear ly written."--Canadian Medical Association Journal
"...an intriguing read: part cold war history, part careful review of voluminous files, part commentary on the status of human subjects research historically and in the contemporary period, and part illustration of the state of bioethics research methodology as applied to public policy."--Hastings Center Report
About the Author
About the Committee:
On January 15, 1994, President Clinton appointed the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments to investigate reports of possibly unethical experiments funded by the government decades ago. The members of the Advisory Committee included fourteen private citizens from around the country: a representative of the general public, and thirteen experts in bioethics, radiation oncology and biology, nuclear medicine, epidemiology and biostatistics, public health, history of science and medicine, and law.
The Advisory Committee submitted its final report to the President in late 1995, and this book contains the entire text of the report. It also includes the full text of the President's remarks in acceptance of the report and a complete index.