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Raising the dead : organ transplants, ethics, and society

Author: Ronald Munson
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25,000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by receiving vital new organs. Another 5,000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions. In  Read more...
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Munson, Ronald, 1939-
Raising the dead.
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001036119
(OCoLC)47081322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Munson
ISBN: 9780195132991 0195132998 1423738322 9781423738329 1280472960 9781280472961
OCLC Number: 232159816
Awards: Winner of Hardback edition was named one of the Best Science/Technology Books for 2002 by Library Journal.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: A modern Lazarus: Robby Benson's heart --
Mickey Mantle's liver, part 1: the case --
Mickey Mantle's liver, part 2: the issues --
The others may live: the dead-donor rule and anencephalic infants --
Kidney for sale: is it ever right to sell your kidney? --
Donors of last resort: protecting vulnerable people --
Kurosawa in California: the baby Fae case and unproven treatments --
But are they really dead?: Is no heartbeat enough for death? --
Xenotransplantation, part 1: chasing the dream --
Xenotransplantation, part 2: fearing the worst, hoping for the best --
Grow your own organs: stem-cell engineering and generative medicine.
Responsibility: Ronald Munson.
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Ronald Munson looks into the tense and tangled world of organ transplantation. Using cases as points of departure, Munson shows how transplants are performed, decisions are made, and ethical and  Read more...

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