Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: unethical experimentation

  • The Doctors’ Trial and the Nuremberg Code

    Shabrina Jarrell Charleston, West Virginia, United States   “Dachau Concentration Camp workers.” Photo by Dale Cruse on Flickr. CC BY 2.0. Tracing back to the Hippocratic Oath, which dates to around 400 BC, the principle of autonomy has been fundamental to the concept of informed consent.1,2 The Oath, a pledge historically taken by physicians, outlines…