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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.

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