"Self-experimentation" in vulnerable populations

Allen C Cheng
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05302.x
Published online: 5 May 2003

To the Editor: I note with interest the case study of experimental Ancylostoma caninum infection in a 22-year-old student.1 In his accompanying editorial, Van Der Weyden highlights the courage of these researchers, as well as some of the risks and discomforts associated with their participation,2 including in two studies in which he was a co-author.

  • Allen C Cheng

  • Infectious Diseases Unit, Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, NT.



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