14 min

Ethically Impossible Ethically Sound

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In the 1940s, US researchers in Guatemala exposed prisoners, psychiatric patients, soldiers and sex workers to sexually transmitted diseases, without their consent. Did the researchers intentionally flaunt the ethical standards of the day? In this episode of Ethically Sound, host Hillary Wicai Viers talks with Bioethics Commission member Dr. Anita Allen and Dr. Paul Lombardo, and discusses the Bioethics Commission's report Ethically Impossible: STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948.

In the 1940s, US researchers in Guatemala exposed prisoners, psychiatric patients, soldiers and sex workers to sexually transmitted diseases, without their consent. Did the researchers intentionally flaunt the ethical standards of the day? In this episode of Ethically Sound, host Hillary Wicai Viers talks with Bioethics Commission member Dr. Anita Allen and Dr. Paul Lombardo, and discusses the Bioethics Commission's report Ethically Impossible: STD Research in Guatemala from 1946 to 1948.

14 min

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