Climate Change Project

Table of Contents



ACHRE Report

Final Report

Executive Summary



Part I

Part II

Part III

Discussion: Part III

Part IV

Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments - Final Report

Publication Information

Letter from Ruth R. Faden, Chair of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments

Advisory Committee Members and Staff


Documentary Note


Introduction - The Atomic Century

Part I - Ethics of Human Subjects Research: A Historical Perspective


1.   Government Standards for Human Experiments: The 1940s and 1950s
2.   Postwar Professional Standards and Practices for Human Experiments
3.   Government Standards for Human Experiments: The 1960s and 1970s
4.   Ethics Standards in Retrospect

Part II - Case Studies


5.   Experiments with Plutonium, Uranium, and Polonium
6.   The AEC Program of Radioisotope Distribution
7.   Nontherapeutic Research on Children
8.   Total-Body Irradiation: Problems When Research and Treatment Are Intertwined
9.   Prisoners: A Captive Research Population
10.   Atomic Veterans: Human Experimentation in Connection with Bomb Tests
11.   Intentional Releases: Lifting the Veil of Secrecy
12.   Observational Data Gathering
13.   Secrecy, Human Radiation Experiments, and Intentional Releases

Part III - Contemporary Projects


14.   Current Federal Policies Governing Human Subjects Research
15.   Research Proposal Review Project
16.   Subject Interview Study
Discussion of Part III

Part IV - Coming to Terms with the Past, Looking Ahead to the Future


17.   Findings
18.   Recommendations

Statement By Committee Member Jay Katz

Official Documents

Executive Order


Acronyms and Abbreviations
Selected Bibliography
Public Comment Participants
A Citizen's Guide to the Nation's Archives: Where the Records Are and How to Find Them

The Climate Change and Public Health Law Site
The Best on the WWW Since 1995!
Copyright as to non-public domain materials
See DR-KATE.COM for home hurricane and disaster preparation
See WWW.EPR-ART.COM for photography of southern Louisiana and Hurricane Katrina
Professor Edward P. Richards, III, JD, MPH - Webmaster

Provide Website Feedback - https://www.lsu.edu/feedback
Privacy Statement - https://www.lsu.edu/privacy
Accessibility Statement - https://www.lsu.edu/accessibility