The Nuremberg Code 70 Years Later

JAMA. 2017; 318(9): 795-796.
Authors: Jonathan D. Moreno, Ulf Schmidt, Steve Joffe
“Seventy years ago, on August 20, 1947, the International Medical Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, delivered its verdict in the trial of 23 doctors and bureaucrats accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity for their roles in cruel and often lethal concentration camp medical experiments. As part of its judgment, the court articulated a 10-point set of rules for the conduct of human experiments that has come to be known as the Nuremberg Code.”
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