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Sarah Ferber - Bioethics in Historical Perspective - 9781403987235 - V9781403987235
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Bioethics in Historical Perspective

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Description for Bioethics in Historical Perspective Hardback. Num Pages: 248 pages, biography. BIC Classification: HBTB; HPQ; MBDC; MBX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 145 x 216 x 18. Weight in Grams: 410.
How influential has the Nazi analogy been in recent medical debates on euthanasia? Is the history of eugenics being revived in modern genetic technologies? And what does the tragic history of thalidomide and its recent reintroduction for new medical treatments tell us about how governments solve ethical dilemmas? Bioethics in Historical Perspective shows how our understanding of medical history still plays a part in clinical medicine and medical research today. With clear and balanced explanations of complex issues, this extensively documented set of case studies in biomedical ethics explores the important role played by history in thinking about modern ... Read more

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About Sarah Ferber
Sarah Ferber is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and Chair of the University of Wollongong and regional Human Research Ethics Committee (Health and Medical). She is author of Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern France and editor, with Sally Wilde, of The Body Divided: Human Beings and Human 'Material' in Modern Medical History. You ... Read more

Reviews for Bioethics in Historical Perspective
This thoroughly researched and balanced introduction to bioethics discourse and its historical foundations deserves a wide readership beyond those who are interested in medical science. Students of the history of medicine, politics, the pharma industry, and social and philosophical ethics will equally benefit from reading the book.
Catherine Hezser, SOAS, University of London, UK in LSE Review of Books ... Read more

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