Helsinki Declaration revisited over concerns about human subjects

Sibbald, Barbara
November 2003
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/11/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 10, p1066
Academic Journal
Explores the issues surrounding the Declaration of Helsinki by the World Medical Association, which governs the use of human subjects in medical research. Criticisms on the provisions of the declaration; Research principles underlying the declaration; Proposals for the revision of the declaration; Significance of the declaration to medical research.


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