Is it ethical to use data from Nazi medical experiments?
By: Mario Garibay-Hernandez
You maybe asking if it’s alright to use nazi data for medical experiments, and I say that shouldn’t be done. This is true because during World War II, Nazi doctors had unfettered access to human beings they could use in medical experiments in any way they chose. In one way, these experiments were just another form of mass torture and murder so our moral judgement of them is clear. To add on, the author explains thoroughly, “It’s tempting to deflect the question by saying the data are useless – that the bad behaviour must have produced bad science, so we don’t even have to think about it”. This explains how they don’t feel like it’s necessary to use the Nazi data because they murdered the person, which means that their data isn’t good enough to see what’s inside the body. They could of died stressed because they were going to get murdered and in that case the stressed person may not be good enough to be used in the experiment. To conclude, people shouldn’t use the nazi data because the people that are dead, their family might not want to get approved on using their family to get tested.
Gillam, Lynn. “Is It Ethical to Use Data from Nazi Medical Experiments?” The Conversation, 1 Oct. 2017,