Can 'good science' come from unethical research?

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Abstract

Nazi Germany endorsed unimaginable biological atrocities while simultaneously conducting aggressive and effective health-related campaigns against smoking and cancer. These and other apparent contradictions provide excellent case studies that can be used to demonstrate the complex interactions of science, governmental policies, and ethics. The ability of good science to coexist with ethical laxity emphasises the importance of moral vigilance in science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-175
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biological Education
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Ethics
  • Germany
  • Nazis
  • Tobacco

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