Martyrs to Science? When Research Participants Die

In a short piece for the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Susan E. Lederer discusses what happens when research participants die in the course of medical research.

Lederer opens by noting that in the 1950s, little outrage greeted the reports of deaths among volunteers. For instance:

In March of 1952 James S. Leedom (known as “Stan”) was an 18-year-old freshman honors student at Seattle University, and one of 40 volunteers in a University of Washington study of the safety

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