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M. Polaino-Lorente, Aquilino. ""Limitaciones éticas a las investigaciones humanas"". Persona y Derecho, 3 (1976) : 485-495.
Throughout thls article, the author revlews the implications which on the part
of human nature are compromised by the fact of experimentation with man. These
natural conditlons can not be overlooked nor set aside by the researcher; to do
so would entail the grave effect of making the whole experimental work sterile.
The concept of Iimit is studied here from both the scientiflcal and methodological
points of view, staving off thus possible paradoxes which have been organized
with regard to this concept in certain scientific circles in today's society.
Further on, the author puts forth the dlfferent relationships which are to be
found between the nature of investigation and the investigation of natura, maklng
explicit the relations of dependency and of convergence which exlst between
After bringlng to the light the new editions of erratic cartesianism (Biocracy and
Psychocracy) which are based upon an abundant bibliographical foundation which
is very up-to-date. the author ends thls paper by proposing the necessity of establishing
acode of laws on human research which would arbitrate and regulate the
relations between the experimenter and the patients who submit themselves to
research, as well as the circumstances under which such experimentatlon should