Medical experimentation on African-Americans is probably one of the most darkest areas within medical ethics, and something that has happened unfortunately many times in the past. I'm going to talk about six key events that I think are crucial when discussing medical experimentation in relation to race and culture. One of the first truths of … Continue reading The truth about medical experimentation on African-Americans
Sun Hudson, the baby of Wanda Hudson, was born with a fatal form of dwarfism characterized by short arms, short legs and lungs too tiny to sustain his body, weighing 17 pounds. Nearly all babies who are born with the incurable condition are often diagnosed in utero and die shortly after birth. Sun Hudson lived … Continue reading MEDICAL MEETS LEGAL: The case of Sun Hudson
I stumbled across this book in probably quite an unusual way- lying down on my school's library floor. Stressed and tired from my first year of A-Levels, I resorted to staring at my library ceiling contemplating life when I sighed and caught the eye of what was a very interesting book cover. 'No dead woman … Continue reading BOOK OF RECOMMENDATION: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
As part of my EPQ project, I've been looking at various cases including the Henry Cotton case which I blogged about earlier in the year. However, today I wanted to discuss something different which I found to be an extremely interesting case about an American doctor, Dr. James Burt. I came across a book called … Continue reading Dr. James Burt – the world’s Love Surgeon
Lately, I've been researching into cases of malpractice between doctors and patients, medical legislation, and the role of the NHS- all part of my EPQ research. There was one piece of information that I found particularly interesting and want to share it with you all today. This post is all about Henry Cotton and his approach … Continue reading How Henry Cotton removed body parts, convinced it would improve mental health
Depression is a type of mental illness that creates feelings of sadness, misery, desolation and a constant cycle of low spirits. The persistent feeling of sadness and hopelessness can also form a loss of interest in certain activities and social interactions. Also known as 'major depressive disorder' or 'clinical depression', depression can affect how you … Continue reading Should euthanasia be allowed for those suffering from depression?