Revista chilena de infectología
versión impresa ISSN 0716-1018
LEDERMANN D, Walter y VALLE B, Guido. Ethics and research in the history of malaria. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.5, pp. 466-471. ISSN 0716-1018. doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182009000600014.
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 triáis with antimalarial drugs.
Palabras clave : Malaria; paludism; ethics; bioethics; history.