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Science  28 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5453, pp. 598-599
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5453.598

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Undue Risk Secret State Experiments on Humans. Jonathan Moreno. Freeman, New York, 1999. 367 pp. $24.95. ISBN 0-7167-3142-8.

Moreno, a biomedical ethicist, offers a broad overview of the use of human subjects in scientific and military research in the United States since 1940. He aims to understand how (and why) scientists and administrators chose to expose people to things that could harm them.