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Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation in America before the Second World War (The Henry E. Sigerist Series in the History of Medicine) Paperback – October 6, 1997


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  • Series: The Henry E. Sigerist Series in the History of Medicine
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (October 6, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801857090
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801857096
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #801,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lederer's writing is crisp and clear, her historical documentation is exhaustive, and her social commentary persuasive. This book is an important addition to the growing literature on the history of human experimentation and medical research.

(New England Journal of Medicine)

Essential reading for anyone concerned with clinical research public policy and attitudes.

(Norman M. Goldfarb Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices)

About the Author

Susan E. Lederer is associate professor of the humanities at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of the Pennsylvania State University.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Strickland on September 19, 2008
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Most work on the ethics of using human subjects in research begins with World War II, but here Lederer shows that the topic has a much longer history than that. Her analysis of pre-WWII medical/medical-research practices puts both the WWII era AND our current practices in a context that has been lacking in previous discourse on the topic.
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By Tina A. on October 27, 2014
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The description says the book includes detailed accounts of experiments. This is not true. The book mostly discusses vivisection of animals and the implications on human medicine. The author touches on experiments, but does not go into details.
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