I presume that it would be ethically correct to provide a compensation to Henrietta Lacks descendants. I am aware that Henrietta Lacks cells enabled scientist to encounter new discoveries such as the polio vaccine and other. However, the benefits of her cells does not outweigh the fact that Lacks family deserved some sort of compensation. It would be ethically correct because the financial reward could have accommodated the needs of her family. In the article “Family of Henrietta Lacks gains some control” states, “When scientists and doctors crave the key to the genetic code that unlocked treatments and vaccines, two family members will have a seat at the table where the decisions are made” (Curtis).
In the magazine article, “The Stuttering Doctor’s ‘Monster Study,” Gretchen Reynolds analyzes Wendell Johnson’s controversial psychological study, “The Monster Study”. Reynolds recalls the events that led up to the multimillion-dollar lawsuit experiment and the motives that caused the study to happen. Reynolds begins her article by summarizing Wendell Johnson’s earlier life. She discusses the events that led up the thesis of his experiment. She tells her audience that Johnson was a stutterer; he stuttered quite severely and wanted to learn about the defect.
Medical experimentation is never going to go away, but we need to recognize just how wrong and unethical some of our history of human medical experimentation has been, examine what happened, and learn from it. Terrible experiments went on during the Holocaust. One of the major experiments that went on was the Dachau Hypothermia experiment. The Dachau Hypothermia Experiment was a series of experimental testings to find the best treatment for victims suffering from hypothermia, primarily led by Air Force Field Marshal Erhard Milch, Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler, Dr. Ernst Holzloehner, Dr. Sigmund Rascher, and Dr. Erich Finke (Berger, 1990). One of the methods they tested for rewarming the victims was throwing them into a bath of hot water after they had been submerged in a cold bath with temperatures ranging anywhere from two to twelve degrees celsius (thirty-five to fifty-three degrees fahrenheit)
The Holocaust was a bitter moment in the human history that will be remembered forever as one amalgamation of acts of discrimination against not just specific groups of people, but an act against the very concept of being human. There were many events that conglomerated into the Holocaust, each with its own set of atrocities, but one that could be considered one of the worsts events in history, is the Euthanasia Program. “The term "euthanasia" means literally "good death" (Euthanasia Program). Euthanasia, also known as mercy killing, is the process of using highly lethal doses of medication to end the suffering of a patient who has absolutely no chances of making a comeback. To this day, the ethical and legal use behind euthanasia is still
Archetype A primary symbol, action, setting, or character type that is found repeatedly throughout literature “Sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck I Perceived that I had become; the energy of my purpose alone sustained me...” Archetypes in literature help readers see connections throughout literature and better understand a character’s purpose. Victor fits into several archetypes; one being the mad scientists.
Introduction Many psychologists and researchers have for many years tried to explain what makes normal human beings become evil and become perpetrators of evil. The study of a normal human being becoming a perpetrator of evil has almost become it’s own branch of psychology. There are many examples of evil actions in this world, which has led to a lot of research of the human mind; where evil is born. Hitler, Anders Breivik, and Jim Jones are just a few examples of the many evil human minds we have seen in this world. All people, who were thought to hold the same mindset as everyone else.
The time of the Holocaust was viewed by most as one of the darkest times during human existence. Many other people view this time as a time of medical brilliance and much innovation. The Nazis in particular were determined to create the faultless human in order to have the upper hand over other militaries or countries that they viewed as threats. The Nazis believed that in order to achieve this human experimentation was necessary. The people that suffered the most repercussions were those that they viewed as unfit or non-beneficial to the human population; such as Jews, homosexuals, handicapped, and gypsies.
Many stories about young and beautiful maidens end up in tragedy and this is no different, but the only difference here is how this maiden life events are woven by the threads of fate. In this section of my research, I will try to make a connection that makes an analogical relation between Medusa and Lucy Grealy in order to show my topic Autobiography and Metamorphosis in Greek Mythology. Medusa 's life obviously was not an easy one, she had to live with herself wearing the mask of a monster, that is unbearable to gaze upon others, because if she give a one stare upon the living, they will turn into lifeless stone statues that are unable to be free and live anymore. As any other monster her fate is to be exiled and not be able to live with anyone, she has to live alone in the Gorgon 's cave unable to let anyone near her again . “ Medusa was a formidable foe, since her hideous appearance was able
It is no secret that racism is something abominable. It is a word coloured by the actions people executed under its name, such as the holocaust and apartheid. A dangerous word pointing at humanity’s flaws and disfigurement, associated with former mistakes made in history. However, even though the majority of the earth’s population agree that racju8ism has been a negative force in our world’s history, there are still people who hold onto its ideas - every day we hear about it on the news, we read about in articles and we see it happen right before our eyes. We need to discuss the effects racism has on our world, and acknowledge what a current and urgent issue it truly is.
This work portraits dystopian world of the United State’s government overthrown by totalitarian Christian theocracy. The book focuses on women under violent, oppressive rules, who are set back in carrying out domestic and reproductive roles. Margaret Atwood speaks to Steve, the reporter of this magazine, about the critical message of her novel: the Feminist movement and Christianity ______________________________________________________________________________ SJ: Many of the readers refer to your book as ‘1984 for feminists’ and criticize you for being far-sided feminist.
Our exhibit contrasts what is seen in the daylight – the ignorance and secrecy of peace after the war – and what is concealed in the night – a terrible, criminal act against millions of innocent people, disguised as part of the “Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification department”. We present the audience with images, records, and information that bring vivid reality, and significance to an event that is often overlooked and dismissed. The United States and Japan want to turn a blind eye to a horrific human rights violation, the torture and death of a quarter million innocent people. Publicizing Unit 731 will help to memorialize the sacrifices made by those who suffered under General Ishii.
Many child survivors, like Romney, embody the aftermath of that human tragedy, and represent the aftershocks of an impact that indefinitely changed human history. These aftershocks might not be so explicit, but learning about the holocaust makes us view humanity differently, and that in itself is an aftershock. We realize that some humans can be more malleable, evil, cowardice, and immoral than we could have ever
The Salem witch trials are an outstanding example of a dysfunction in a “perfect” society. Tituba as part of that society helps us understand the simpleness of a complex shaped idea. Notwithstanding that Tituba is considered irrelevant during the Salem trials, nevertheless Tituba exposes European perceptions of Native Americans as a basis for cultural superiority and oppression, since Tituba is an indisputable symbol of injustice, of an ignominious drama, slavery, racism, as well as the defamation of a culture. The decisions that Tituba made throughout her trial, contributed in a substantial magnitude to the American history that’s known nowadays.
This makes the reader feel disturbed because of the stark contrast. As we know Elsie to be Deborah’s sister, and the Hospital of the Negro Insane to be very discriminatory, disgust turns to pity or Elsie. This pity also carries over to Deborah, who has to hear, and bear, this terrible news. In this, Skloot gracefully developed her pathos appeal and a sense of pity and distress in the reader. While at the Hospital for the Negro Insane, Skloot finds a Washington Post article on the Hospital for the Negro Insane, where Elsie had lived for the majority of her life.