Historical Origins of Informed Consent in Cancer Surgery
Wilson IB Onuigbo*
Medical Foundation & Clinic, 8 Nsukka Lane, P.O. Box 1792, Enugu 400001, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wilson IB Onuigbo
Medical Foundation & Clinic, 8 Nsukka Lane
P.O. Box 1792, Enugu 400001, Nigeria
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 08, 2014; Accepted date: October 31, 2014; Published date: November 04, 2014
Citation: Onuigbo W I B (2014) Historical Origins of Informed Consent in Cancer Surgery. J Forensic Res 5:246. doi:10.4172/2157-7145.1000246
Copyright: 2014 Wilson IB Onuigbo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Informed consent is commonly held to be a modern development that is linked with legal aftermaths. This paper presents the historical origins of this troublesome theme from 1753 to 1896. Hopefully, current adversarial attitudes would become minimal while surgical sagacity would fructify freely.