TRC-Canada Progresses – Govt & Research Community Defense, ‘at the time…’
July 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
I apologize for the now non-working link to the original article, as late as this morning that link did work, i.e., did click directly through to the full, original article. It seems that the article was taken off of the website sometime this afternoon. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience and frustration some of you are experiencing with this. Thank you.
July 18, 2013, As reported by The Hamilton Spectator: “It’s important to look at the experiments in the context of the time, said Jim Miller, a professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan.
The medical community did not have a well-developed understanding or procedure for securing informed consent prior to treatment or tests, he said.
However, Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, said, “Everybody who was involved in scientific work (at the time) knew it was wrong to put people into an experimental situation without informing them what they were doing.”