Research on Human Beings

Experimentation and Research on Human Beings

"In Western civilization, the idea of human experimentation, of evaluating the efficacy of a new drug or procedure by outcomes, is an ancient one. It is discussed in the writings of Greek and Roman physicians and in Arab medical treatises."

----- "Research, Human: Historical Aspects," Encyclopedia of Bioethics

Here are the texts of selected documents about aspects of research and/or experimentation on human beings.

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