Item Details

The Human Experiment [electronic resource]

produced by Columbia University Seminars on Media and Society ; producers, Betsy Miller, Martha Elliott ; directed by David Deutsch
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
C. Everett Koop is joined by Dr. Arnold Relman, editor of the New England Journal of Medicine and others, in a discussion of the ethics of medical research. The panelists consider how competition for prizes and profits may lead to secrecy and lack of cooperation, the possibility that some tests may harm volunteers, and the need to test new drugs balanced against the needs of people desperate for treatment.
Director
David Deutsch
Performers
Moderator, Lewis Kaden ; series host, Fred W. Friendly.
Release Date
1989
Run Time
57 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
high school/college/adult
9-12+
Notes
  • With content drawn from literature, the Bible, European tradition and contemporary American problems, series promotes the use of the Socratic method to build analytical skills and think through ethical dilemmas.
  • Coordinated with "Ethics in America, published by Prentice-Hall, 1989.
Related Title
Ethics in America (Television program)
Series
Ethics in America
Series Statement
Ethics in America ; 9
ISBN
0897765265 (series)
Published
South Burlington, Vt. : Annenberg/CPB, c1989.
Description
Mode of access: Windows Media Player, World Wide Web.
Technical Details
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