Medical Ethics Of The Medical Field Essay

1718 Words Dec 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Medical practices have changed tremendously throughout the years. Thanks to the many medical advances and innovations, problems that would arise in the past are solved before they even happen. However, doctors and medical professionals have been taking advantage of those that are oppressed in society. The method of choosing the least well off in society for medical studies are extremely unethical and those who are already victim to the many injustices of the medical field are owed reparations. To the hundreds of thousands of people that suffered at the hands of those who are supposed to help them lose all sense of trust that they once gave to doctors and scientist. Unethical experiments only lead to the mistrust of those that are affected and thus any medical experimentation in the future, that is aimed to actually help, will be turned down out of fear for the misdoing of trusted healthcare professionals. Everyone that was mislead, misinformed or did provide the proper consent in these bad experimentations are owed by the government and the medical staff that conducted the study. One of the most well known cases of unethical medical experimentation is the Tuskegee Syphilis Trials. In early 1932, Public Health Service along with Tuskegee Institute began a study to see, essentially, how long will it take a black male with untreated syphilis to die due to complications of the disease. Approximately six hundred black males were signed up for the study about four hundred of…

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