Bioethics panel blasts late U. Pittsburgh professor's 1940s tests in Guatemala

I have only two comments about this horrendous story (read the entire story at the link):

Bioethics panel blasts late Pitt professor's 1940s tests in Guatemala
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My comments are these:

1. If someone can explain to me how this "research" for "pure science" differed from the medical "research" conducted by the Nazis, I'd like to hear it.

2. Are there "research projects" in this country or others ongoing presently that have been shaped by the same ethical mold? I.e., the experts know best, informed consent is optional or unnecessary, and keeping track of known injuries and deaths is rarely done?

-- SS