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Worse than the disease : pitfalls of medical progress

Author: Diana B Dutton; Thomas A Preston; Nancy E Pfund
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The distance between medical and public priorities is exposed in four case studies that reveal the human choices governing scientific innnovation and explore the political, economic and social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diana B Dutton; Thomas A Preston; Nancy E Pfund
ISBN: 0521340233 9780521340236 0521395577 9780521395571
OCLC Number: 475738712
Description: 528 s
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Part I. Overview: 1. Introduction; 2. Where are we and how did we get there? Part II. Four Case Studies: 3. DES and the elusive goal of drug safety; 4. The artificial heart Thomas A. Preston; 5. The swine flu immunization programme; 6. Genetic engineering: science and social responsibility Diana B. Dutton and Nancy E. Pfund; Part III. Lessons, Questions and Challenges: 7. Risks and rights; 8. Compensating the injuries of medical innovation; 9. What is fair? Medical innovation and justice; 10. The role of the public; 11. What is possible? Toward medical progress in the public interest; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: with contributions by Thomas A. Preston, Nancy E. Pfund.

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