University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository

University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository


Urgent Care


Gregory Davenport, DHSc, MPAS



Purpose: This article aims to review human experimentation and ethical conduct from a historical context.

Methods: Several methods are used to gather information, including open access sources. PubMed using an NCBI account, literature review, and formal texts highlight the historical view of human experiments and medical ethics.

Results: There appears to be a considerable amount of information regarding human experimentation available for review.

Conclusion: Human experimenting will be an area of interest to the researchers and the research subjects. Science can only produce valid conclusions based on sound ethical practices. Therefore, any unethical research gained by selfish means will automatically be biased based on the subjects' prejudices and the expected outcomes.

Keywords: Research, Ethics, Medical ethics, Informed consent, Human experimentation


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