Medical Experimentation on Captive Populations in the United States

    Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1974

    Page Count: 4


    Perper, JA
    Chief forensic pathologist, Allegheny County Coroner's Office,

    (Received 17 September 1973; accepted 20 December 1973)

    Abstract

    Medical experimentation on humans is generally subjected to detailed ethical and legal limitations and safeguards. These safeguards should be even more stringent and more meticulously followed when captive populations are used. The narrow definition of captive population includes inmates of prisons and correctional institutions, and patients in psychiatric institutions and hospitals for the mentally retarded. The broader definition also includes children and fetuses whose medical destinies are under the nearly complete control of parents or legal guardians.


    Paper ID: JFS10210J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10210J

    ASTM International
    is a member of CrossRef.

    Author
    Title Medical Experimentation on Captive Populations in the United States
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30