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Biomedical Research Ethics: Landmark Cases, Scandals, and Conceptual Shifts

WithJONATHAN D. MORENO, DOMINIC SISTI

Charting the history of biomedical research ethics is as much an exercise in reporting a litany of past scandals as it is an examination of shifts in scientific, political, and broader cultural mores. In this chapter, we provide a brief accounting of both by describing landmark cases and how reactions to these cases gave purchase to significant conceptual shifts in the ethics of human subjects research.