Human Experimentation In The 1900's

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Human Experimentation in the 1900’s "The scientists of the world must remember that the research is being done for the sake of mankind and not for the sake of science; scientists must never detach themselves from the humans they serve (Wittenstein 29),” Eva Mozes Kor, who was a Nazi concentration camp survivor. In the early 1900’s , many new vaccines were being produced and doctors were becoming more and more confident. The new laws put into action had put fear into the doctors that the restrictions would stop the advancement of medicine. They ignored the laws and continued with the experimentation (Wittenstein 19.) Although Human experimentation in the 1900 's created new vaccines and ethical codes that are still used today, many of experiments…show more content…
At the end of the experiment. the group exposed to mosquitos had yellow fever. After coming to the conclusion of mosquitoes being the cause of yellow fever, he had men start draining still pools of water on the Cuban island. Other men started working on a vaccine, which were created because of the experiments Walter Reed had advised and conducted (Dejauregui___). In 1796, Edward Jenner, an English doctor, noticed that dairymaids seemed to be protected against smallpox because of their contact with cowpox. Cowpox was a viral disease that affected the cows’ udders, it resembled the mild version of smallpox. Jenner took samples of fluid from the inside of a dairy maid 's hand lesion and injected it non consensually into James Phipps, who was eight years old. A few days later, James developed a fever, lost his appetite, and felt discomfort in his armpit. The symptoms did not stay long and he quickly recovered. Two months later, Jenner injected James with the smallpox virus. James could have died from the injection of smallpox virus, but instead nothing happened. Edward’s observant eye and attention to detail helped in eradication of a deadly virus in 1979 (Krans). In 1940, a federally funded experiment was conducted by Dr. W. Paul Havens

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