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The birth of bioethics

Author: Albert R Jonsen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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"This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy, theology, law and the social sciences to the expanding discourse of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jonsen, Albert R.
Birth of bioethics.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605605856
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert R Jonsen
ISBN: 0195103254 9780195103250
OCLC Number: 37801388
Description: xiv, 431 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Great issues of conscience: medical ethics before bioethics --
Ch. 2. The theologians: rediscovering the tradition --
Ch. 3. The philosophers: clarifying the concepts --
Ch. 4. Commissioning bioethics: the government in bioethics, 1974-1983 --
Ch. 5. Experiments perilous: the ethics of research with human subjects --
Ch. 6. Splicing life: genetics and ethics --
Ch. 7. The miracle of modern medicine: the ethics of organ transplantation and artificial organs --
Ch. 8. Who should live? Who should die? The ethics of death and dying --
Ch. 9. O Brave New World! The ethics of human reproduction --
Ch. 10. Bioethics as a discipline --
Ch. 11. Bioethics as a discourse --
Ch. 12. Bioethics--American and elsewhere.
Responsibility: Albert R. Jonsen.
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"This book is the first broad history of the growing field of bioethics. Covering the period 1947-1987, it examines the origin and evolution of the debates over human experimentation, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, termination of life-sustaining treatment, and new reproductive technologies. It assesses the contributions of philosophy, theology, law and the social sciences to the expanding discourse of bioethics. Written by one of the field's founders, The Birth of Bioethics is based on extensive archival research into sources that are difficult to obtain and on interviews with many of the leading figures in the moral debates in medicine. It will serve the information needs of philosophers, ethicists, social historians and everyone interested in the origins of some of today's most hotly debated issues."--Jacket.

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