“Awakenings” and Algernon

 

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What does informed consent really mean in science? How can scientists make sure patients and their families truly understand the consequences of experimental treatments? TLL Bioethics students last week analyzed the 1990 film “Awakenings” and the short story “Flowers for Algernon” for lapses in ethical conduct by the scientists in each story.

 

 

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