Discussion Question on
Pesticide Toxicity Studies Using Human Subjects
In the past we have chosen to give you specific questions
in the discussion area which we formulated to guide the discussion in class
for seminars. For this assignment, we are choosing to ask you to write
a short thesis paper which will focus your thoughts on the issues raised
in the readings for this week:
First read these four assigned articles on
proposed pesticide toxicity studies using human subjects.
Write a short essay with a thesis in which
you discuss these proposed human toxicity studies in light of the readings
for earlier this week (the articles above, The Nuremberg
Code, the WHO/CIOMS Guidelines, and/or the UDHR). You need
not include all of the readings in your discusion but be sure the
has a thesis derived from the reading that you can support as you apply
it to the topic in discussion.
The National Academy of Sciences committee discussing
this question may choose to simply allow the experiments, or to categorically
disallow the experiments, or to allow
only under certain conditions.