Editing Henry Beecher: The Prehistory of Beecher’s Classic “Ethics and Clinical Research”

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
October 18, 2016
Location: 
Pennsylvania, United States
Subject Fields: 
Public Health, Health and Health Care, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Editing Henry Beecher: The Prehistory of Beecher’s Classic “Ethics and Clinical Research” 

Inaugural Interdisciplinary Seminar in the History and Ethics of Public Health

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing and The Program in Public Health Ethics & History at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University present the first in a series of interdisciplinary seminars exploring the history of seminal issues surrounding current issues in public health and ethics.

This symposium is in honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Beecher’s “Ethics and Clinical Research,” an article published in 1966 in the New England Journal of Medicine, which was instrumental in the implementation of federal rules on human experimentation and informed consent.

Keynote speaker, Susan Lederer, interrogates the implications of the studies that were edited out of this classic article. 


Susan E. Lederer, PhD  is the Robert Turell Professor of the History of Medicine and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. 

Panel Respondents: 

Cynthia Connolly, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

John Rossi, VMD, Assistant professor, Drexel University DornsifeSchool of Public Health 

Contact Info: 

Elisa Stroh

Administrative Coordinator

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

(215) 898-4502

nhistory@nursing.upenn.edu 

www.nursing.upenn.edu/history