Medical Experiments on SE Natives Critique presented at UAS Ketchikan
A critique of BSG tuberculosis experiments on Southeast Alaska natives was presented at UAS Ketchikan February 28.
The presentation at the library by Eleanor Hadden was an ethnohistoric account of a medical experiment on Native North Americans 1935-38. Research continued until 1998 on the BCG vaccine. Hadden asked whether there was informed consent in the original experiment or follow-up. She also presented a short history of informed consent and why it is required and necessary. Study related issues were critiqued from a decolonizing research methodology perspective.