La tunisie Medicale - 2022 ; Vol 100 ( n°08 ) : 572-577
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Ethical foundations related to the use of human beings in medical research, already existed in the oldest texts. The historical evolution of regulations (in terms of texts and codes) had always drawn its legitimacy and its logic from the historical context. The main aim of these regulations was to satisfy a need to restore moral or physical prejudices, by hoping by means of the law, that these abuses would not be repeated. Although they were the main victims of medical experimentation, prisoners were rarely specifically identified in these legislations. This history note, the third in a series on medical experimentation on prisoners, aims to describe the major founding texts of ethics in medical experimentation, drawing attention to the historical context as well as the issues that shaped these documents.

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