September 29, 2000
Allegations of Misconduct Roil Anthropologists
A new book says researchers mistreated the Yanomami people of the Amazon River basin
Anthropology has its own version of the Hippocratic oath. "Anthropological researchers must do everything in their power," reads the Code of Ethics of the American Anthropological Association, "to ensure that their research does not harm the safety, dignity, or privacy of the people with whom they work."