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Source Book in Bioethics: A Documentary History [Paperback]

By Albert R. Jonsen (Editor), LeRoy Walters (Editor) & Robert M. Veatch (Editor)
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Government agencies and commissions, courts, and legislatures have during the past several decades produced reports, rendered decisions, and passed laws that have both defined the fundamental issues in the field of bioethics and established ways of managing them in our society. Providing a history of these key bioethical decisions, this Source Book in Bioethics is the first and only comprehensive collection of the critical public documents in biomedical ethics, including many hard-to-find or out-of-print materials.

Covering the period from 1947 to 1995, this volume brings together core legislative documents, court briefs, and reports by professional organizations, public bodies, and governments around the world. Sections on human experimentation, care of the terminally ill, genetics, human reproduction, and emerging areas in bioethics include such pivotal works as "The Nuremberg Code," "The Tuskegee Report," and "In the Matter of Baby M," as well less readily available documents as "The Declaration of Inuyama," the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences statement on genetic engineering, and "The Warnock Committee Report" on reproductive technologies from the United Kingdom. Three eminent scholars in the field provide brief introductions to each document explaining the significance of these classic sources.

This historical volume will be a standard text for courses in bioethics, health policy, and death and dying, and a primary reference for anyone interested in this increasingly relevant field.

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  • Scitech Book News - 06/01/2000 page 66

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Georgetown University Press
Pages   524
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.97" Width: 8.6" Height: 1.15"
Weight:   2.61 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 7, 1999
Publisher   Georgetown University Press
Age  22
ISBN  0878406859  
ISBN13  9780878406852  

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Albert R. Jonsen is a professor of ethics in medicine and chairman of the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Robert M. Veatch is professor of medical ethics and former director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

LeRoy Walters is Joseph P. Kennedy Professor of Christian Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.

Albert R. Jonsen currently resides in the state of Washington. Albert R. Jonsen has an academic affiliation as follows - School of Medicine, University of Washington School of medicine, Unive.

Albert R. Jonsen has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Moral Traditions and Moral Arguments (Paperback)

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