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Encyclopedia > Illegal Medical Experiments and the United States Government

The United States government has previously been involved in human experiments wherein the test subjects were fooled or forced into participating and, thus, were deemed not to have given informed consent. At least one of these studies was conducted after the Nuremberg Codes were established which forbid illegal medical experimentation under international law. Informed consent is a legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation and understanding of the facts and implications of an action. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


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Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Tuskegee Syphilis Study (1932–1972), also known as the Public Health Service Syphilis Study was a clinical study, conducted around Tuskegee, Alabama, where 399 (plus 200 control group without syphilis) poor -- and mostly illiterate -- African American sharecroppers became part of a study on the treatment and natural history of...

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