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Milgram and Tuskegee — paradigm research projects in bioethics

Cave, E. and Holm, Soren 2003. Milgram and Tuskegee — paradigm research projects in bioethics. Health Care Analysis 11 (1) , pp. 27-40. 10.1023/A:1025333912720

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This paper discusses the use of the Milgram obedience experiments and the Tuskegee syphilis study in the bioethical literature. The two studies are presented and a variety of uses of them identified and discussed. It is argued that the use of these studies as paradigms of problematic research relies on a reduction of their complexity. What is discussed is thus often constructions of these studies that are closer to hypothetical examples than to the real studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: deception; ethical argument; harm to research subjects; Milgram; research ethics; Tuskegee; use of examples
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 1065-3058
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 04:58

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