Drawing on comparisons to the Tuskegee syphilis atrocities, this program describes experiments performed at Philadelphia’s Holmesburg Prison over a period of decades, during which inmates were subjected to frequently dangerous medical procedures without their informed consent. Includes a section on the Nuremberg Code. 43 min.
Deadly Monopolies: The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself, and the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future by Harriet A. Washington
Call Number: HD9665.5 .W37 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish? Think again. If you undergo surgery in many hospitals you must sign away ownership rights to your excised tissues, even if they turn out to have medical and fiscal value. Like the bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Deadly Monopolies reveals in shocking detail just how far the profit motive has encroached in colonizing human life and compromising medical ethics. It is sure to stir debate-and instigate change.
Debates on U. S. Health Care by Wendy E. Parmet (Editor); Mark A. Zezza (Editor); Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld (Editor)
Call Number: RA395 .A3 D433 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-27
o Racial disparities in health status and accessing health care
o Underserved communities and health care reform
o Exploitation in health care
o Competence to consent
o Consent and informed consent
• Life Choices
Life Choices: A Hastings Center Introduction to Bioethics by Joseph H. Howell and William F. Sale, eds.
Call Number: R724 .L496 2000
Publication Date: 2000
o The human body and property rights. My body, my property / Lori B. Andrews
o An alternative to property rights in human tissue
The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code by George J. Annas and Michael A. Grodin
Call Number: R853 .H8 N87 1992
Publication Date: 1992
The atrocities committed by Nazi physicians and researchers during World War II prompted the development of the Nuremberg Code to define the ethics of modern medical experimentation utilizing human subjects. The book sheds light on keenly debated issues of both science and jurisprudence, including the ethics of human experimentation and the doctrine of informed consent