Yellow Fever Commission
The Yellow Fever Commission was a research team of the United States Army which researched treatment for yellow fever.
The research process itself became a focus of study for later generations.
A United States nurse named Clara Maass and two Spanish immigrants were among those who died as a result of their research participation.
Researchers mark the research of the Yellow Fever Commission as the origin of the model of modern consent in medical research.
The 1934 play Yellow Jack told the story of Walter Reed in the Yellow Fever Commission. That play was the basis of Yellow Jack, a 1938 movie presenting the same narrative.
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