Because there was no safety net, the issue of danger arises as a controversial aspect to testing these humans. In addition to informing the readers that measures were taking for helping the more sensitive individuals, Milgram simply brushes over the issue. “Sweating, trembling, and stuttering were typical expressions of this emotional disturbance” (WRAC 228). He goes into great detail of the side effects of the test, yet only briefly states how, “a friendly reconciliation was arranged between the subject and the victim, and an effort was made to reduce any tensions that arose as a result of the experiment” (WRAC 229). Milgram did not feel as if, anything else was necessary to helping these people. Baumrind sides with the idea that the participants needed both consent and proper care after the test was completed. She says, “[Milgram]’s casual assurance that these tensions were dissipated before the subject left the laboratory is unconvincing” (WRAC 229). She even argues that Milgram could have supplied the answers himself (WRAC 229). Baumrind believes these subjects were not treated with respect and these experiments could easily result in a lack of trust in the future or a damaged self-image.
The final issue that both writers disagree on is how accurate the actual test was. Milgram concluded that more people fell to the pressure of authority because twenty-five of the forty subjects followed through with