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Culture of death : the assault on medical ethics in America

Author: Wesley J Smith
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Encounter Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When his teenaged son Christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 106-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor's response: Why bother? The boy's life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this death sentence. He threatened legal action and the doctor finally relented. With treatment, Christopher's temperature  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Wesley J.
Culture of death.
San Francisco, Calif. : Encounter Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)622819885
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wesley J Smith
ISBN: 1893554066 9781893554061 189355449X 9781893554498
OCLC Number: 45208043
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: p. 249-273.
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards (Health) 2001
Description: xv, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Harsh medicine --
Live unworthy of life --
The price of autonomy --
Creating a duty to die --
Organ donors or organ farms? --
Protecting animals at the expense of people --
Toward a "human rights" bioethics --
The payoff from animal research.
Responsibility: Wesley J. Smith.

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