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    For the Good of Mankind?
    The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation
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    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-0659-9
    AR Quiz #: 160222
    AR Points: 5.00
    ATOS Level: 9.50
    Lexile Level: 1160
    SRC Reading Level: 11.6
    Pages: 96
    Trim Size: 7 x 10
    Dewey: 174.2'8
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 6-12
    Ages: 11-18
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    DESCRIPTION Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
    Experiment: A child is deliberately infected with the deadly smallpox disease without his parents' informed consent. Result: The world's first vaccine.

    : A slave woman is forced to undergo more than thirty operations without anesthesia. Result: The beginnings of modern gynecology.

    Incidents like these paved the way for crucial, lifesaving medical discoveries. But they also harmed and humiliated their test subjects. How do doctors balance the need to test new medicines and procedures with their ethical duty to protect the rights of humans? Take a journey through some of history's greatest medical advances—and its most horrifying medical atrocities—to discover how human suffering has gone hand in hand with medical advancement.

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    About the Author
    Vicki Wittenstein grew up in Maplewood, N.J., and has lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. with her husband and two children for many years. She received her BA in American Civilization and Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and her JD from Cornell Law School. After prosecuting criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, she began writing articles for children's magazines, including Highlights For Children, Odyssey, and the Best of the Children's Market. She has also been an advocate for children and families. Recently, she received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first book, Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths (Boyds Mills Press 2010), received the 2011 Science Communications Award from the American Institute of Physics. For The Good of Mankind?: The Shameful History of Human Medical Experimentation (Twenty-First Century Books) will be published in the fall of 2013.
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    "With a sharpened focus on narrative nonfiction in the Common Core, Wittenstein's book will certainly find its place in the library, aptly integrating itself in both history and science with connections to ethics and the future of research, especially when using the critical analysis questions at the back." —VOYA
    "Writing from a mindful, balanced perspective, Wittenstein keeps the essential ethical questions about rights of the individual, the advancement of science, and the evolution of informed consent in clear view." —Booklist