Medical Ethics In Prisoners Of War

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Prisoners of war have been experimented on since the late 1930s. In world war 2 according to the medical ethics timeline:
“During World War II, Nazi doctors conduct experiments on thousands of concentration camp prisoners--Jews, Gypsies, and others--without their consent. Experiments are conducted to find ways to help Axis military personnel to survive injuries, diseases and other conditions suffered in wartime. Prisoners in concentration camps such as Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau undergo painful and often deadly experiments, such as freezing experiments to find a treatment for hypothermia or high-altitude tests to determine the highest altitude a crew member from a damaged airplane can parachute to safety”.(ProQuest Staff 3).
These experiments were very invasive and prisoners were forced to do them. But other there experiments, that do not force prisoners to enlist, but let them volunteer instead.
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On the other hand the idea of medical ethics comes to mind, medical ethics is a system of moral principles that apply values and judgments to the practice of medicine. Medical ethics encompasses its practical application in clinical settings as well as work on its history, philosophy, and sociology. This practice is taken into account in these trials for example in 2006 in Guantanamo Bay it was discovered that their inmates were taken advantage of in clinical trials.(Medical Ethics Timeline 14). The discrepancy in guantanamo led to the lead ethicist from the pentagon to take a tour of the prison and search for any violations of ethics. The inspection of the facility led to this “the United Nations (UN) publishes a report that points to torture of the "war on terror" detainees and urges the U.S. to shut down the detention center.”(Medical Ethics Timeline
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