From: Anshuman Razdan (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 30 2002 - 22:01:01 EEST
Then you have a moral point. But the point is -- was consent given ... ?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Eitan Priluck
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 10:57 AM
Subject: RE: Body part libraries
I am going to step out on a limb and say that I think everyone agrees
"...if you would count the number of amazing things that have come from
the two projects it would be astounding."
I essentially think that the stated purpose of the project is fantastic.
However thats not the moral point I am making.
Let me ask you what would be your thoughts and feelings if the persons
did not freely give their bodies.
I would agree with others comments, this man (visible male) and woman
(visible female) freely gave their bodies to science. My information
is that he was a prisoner and she was just an ordinary citizen. My
guess is that if you would count the number of amazing things that have
come from the two projects it would be astounding. I know that many
data libraries have been established to allow medical students to
analyze the data and even perform simulated surgery on these models.
This will hopefully allow for surgeons to be better practiced on surgery
without having to do some of that training on you or I. Here's what the
National Library of Medicine says about the purpose of the project:
"The Visible Human Project data sets are designed to serve as a common
reference point for the study of human anatomy, as a set of common
public domain data for testing medical imaging algorithms, and as a test
bed and model for the construction of image libraries that can be
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