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Philosophy and Medicine

The Use of Human Beings in Research

With Special Reference to Clinical Trials

Editors: Spicker, S.F., Alon, I., de Vries, A., Engelhardt Jr., H.T. (Eds.)

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This volume, which has developed from the Fourteenth Trans­ Disciplinary Symposium on Philosophy and Medicine, September 5-8, 1982, at Tel Aviv University, Israel, contains the contributions of a group of distinguished scholars who together examine the ethical issues raised by the advance of biomedical science and technology. We are, of course, still at the beginning of a revolution in our understanding of human biology; scientific medicine and clinical research are scarcely one hundred years old. Both the sciences and the technology of medicine until ten or fifteen years ago had the feeling of the 19th century about them; we sense that they belonged to an older time; that era is ending. The next twenty-five to fifty years of investigative work belong to neurobiology, genetics, and reproductive biology. The technologies of information processing and imaging will make diagnosis and treatment almost incomprehensible by my generation of physicians. Our science and technology will become so powerful that we shall require all of the art and wisdom we can muster to be sure that they remain dedicated, as Francis Bacon hoped four centuries ago, "to the uses of life." It is well that, as philosophers and physicians, we grapple with the issues now when they are relatively simple, and while the pace of change is relatively slow. We require a strategy for the future; that strategy must be worked out by scientists, philosophers, physicians, lawyers, theologians, and, I should like to add, artists and poets.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Search for Universality in the Ethics of Human Research: Andrew C. Ivy, Henry K. Beecher, and the Legacy of Nuremberg

    Pages 3-16

    Vaux, Kenneth L. (et al.)

  • Cultural Contents in the History of the Use of Human Subjects in Research

    Pages 19-27

    Massey, Robert U.

  • Reflections on the History of Human Experimentation

    Pages 29-46

    Bynum, William

  • Comparative Models and Goals for the Regulation of Human Research

    Pages 47-89

    Sass, Hans-Martin

  • Moral Appropriateness in Human Research (A Practical Suggestion and a Theoretical Interpretation)

    Pages 91-101

    Delkeskamp-Hayes, Corinna

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Use of Human Beings in Research
Book Subtitle
With Special Reference to Clinical Trials
Editors
  • S.F. Spicker
  • Ilai Alon
  • A. de Vries
  • H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.
Series Title
Philosophy and Medicine
Series Volume
28
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2705-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2705-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-55608-043-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7719-4
Series ISSN
0376-7418
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 294
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