An Overview of the Legal Aspects of Human Experimentation and Research

    Volume 21, Issue 2 (April 1976)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 April 1976

    Page Count: 14


    Little, JW
    Professor of law, College of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.

    (Received 24 June 1975; accepted 21 July 1975)

    Abstract

    The early months of 1975 perhaps saw more alarm created within the community of professional persons who involve themselves in healing human beings or in conducting research involving human subjects than ever before. The notorious Boston abortion case [1] and the current flap over medical malpractice insurance rates [2] are merely illustrative. Throughout the whole realm of activity that may be generically described as research and experimentation on human subjects this controversy ramifies with consequences yet unknown. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the legal aspects of research and experimentation on human subjects, directed somewhat toward behavioral research and particularly behavioral research in nonlaboratory settings.


    Paper ID: JFS10514J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10514J

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