• Academic Credits: 3

Overview of medical ethics in 19th and 20th century United States and the historical milestones that led to our current system of research oversight. Traces history of research with human subjects prior to the establishment of bioethics as a field and examines discussion and practice surrounding human subjects research in late 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, ethical issues in human reproduction, ethics of death and dying, ethics of commodification of medical care.