Ética e investigación en la historia de la malaria

Translated title of the contribution: Ethics and research in the history of malaria

Walter Ledermann D., Guido Valle B.

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Clinical research is absolutely necessary for the development of medical knowledge. However, progress of Medicine has not always been obtained respecting human rights. From 1880 onwards, after Laveran's discovery of the protozoan nature of malaria, the increase in knowledge on paludism has been remarkable. Much of the knowledge gained up to the middle of the twentieth century was based although on highly questionable experiments according to modern ethical standards in the fields of biology and phisiopathology, and specially in therapeutic clinical trials with antimalarial drugs.

Translated title of the contributionEthics and research in the history of malaria
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)466-471
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009


  • Bioethics
  • Ethics
  • History
  • Malaria
  • Paludism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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