Chapter 3: Diagnosis and Treatment Medical consent is introduced. Discussion Questions: 1. How did doctors justify using patients in public hospital wards as medical research subjects without obtaining their consent or offering them financial compensation? Do you agree or disagree with their reasoning? Explain your answer. 2. Analyze the consent statement that Henrietta signed on page 31. Based on this statement, do you believe TeLinde and Guy had the right to obtain a sample from her cervix to use in their research? 3. Do you think Henrietta would have given explicit consent to have a tissue sample used in medical research asked of her? Explain your answers. 4. Were cells taken only from black patients? Were black patients generally treated differently from white patients in the early 1950s? Explain your answers.