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By the use of experiments throughout history scientists made medical discoveries that have made it easier for the human race to treat their diseases Whether performing these experiments on humans or animals nobody has taken the time to see if this behavior is ethical or not In the novel State of Wonder by Ann Patchett and the Tuskegee article both show examples of human beings being treated for medical experimentation Scientists are taking these innocent peoples autonomy and not caring for what they have to say However is risking the life of a group of people enough reason to help a greater majority Or perhaps is this violating their rights as humans and a right to ones privacy One would agree and say that these experiments show unethical behavior in such a way that human beings were being used as lab ratsIn State Of Wonder we learn about Marina an employee of a drug company sent to the Brazilian jungle in order to determine the affectivity of a fertility drug in a tree bark However after time researching Marina discovers that the tree bark also serves as a vaccination for the cure of malaria Marina partners with Alan Saturn a scientist who believes that infecting the Lakashi tribe males is ethical in order to safe a greater majority of men in the tribe For example he says if they get sick for a couple of days in the name of developing a drug that could protect the entire tribe the entire world then I say so be it Patchett 295 Saturns concern was to develop the vaccine and protect the greater amount of people however still impacting a great majority of the Lakashi tribe Not only were the Lakashi men not aware of what was happening but if they were they would not agree to it For instance when talking about the process of infecting the men with malaria Saturn states I suppose if this
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