Nuremberg Code

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An international code of research ethics developed during the trials of Nazi war criminals after World War II and widely adopted as a standard during the 1950s and 1960s for protecting human subjects involved in clinical trials and research

Nuremberg Code

(nŭr′ĕm-bĕrg)
A set of principles established after World War II to protect the rights of research participants (subjects).

Nuremberg,

city in Germany in which code was established following World War II.
Nuremberg Code - protects the rights of individuals who participate in medical research.
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The authors and contributing authors are authorities, and the text is thoroughly referenced--not just with the South African Constitution, the National Health Act and the myriad other health Acts, the key founding documents of modern medical ethics deriving from the Nuremburg Code and the World Medical Association Declarations and the excellent series of guidelines provided by the Health Professions Council of SA (all web addresses supplied), but also with pertinent articles from the medical and legal literature.
The Nuremburg Code states that "the voluntary consent of the individual is absolutely essential".
She notes, as does Hornblum, that research such as that conducted at Holmesburg was clearly in violation of the Nuremburg code and Hippocratic Oath.