Book Review

Book Review

Book Response: The use of medical experiments are a milestone of advancements in medical science – But at what cost? Thankfully today there are many layers of consent necessary for any experiment that utilizes human participants. Sadly these guidelines and requirements have not always been used. Below you will find three books about medical experiments that have resulted in advancements in various aspects of medical science. I would like you to choose ONE of these books to read, and write an opinion assignment addressing this question, “Does the end justify the means?” Do the advancements in medical science outweigh the atrocities that resulted in these discoveries? Two books are more obvious as they address actions from World War-2 with German and Japanese medical experiment units. The third may be more difficult to draw this line as it is a case from our own US History. I look forward to hearing your opinions! 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Scloot 

Doctors From Hell, Vivian Spits 

Japan’s Infamous Unit 731, Hal Gold

Requirements for the assignment include a minimum of 5 pages (APA Format, 6th Edition).