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Overview

Speaking for the Dead is an incisive examination of the highly topical and often controversial issues surrounding the use of human cadavers in scientific research. These include the history and contemporary ethics of dissection, the teaching and research uses of the dead human body and the transplantation of animal tissue and organs into humans.

As a Human Anatomist and Bioethicist, Gareth Jones offers a unique perspective on these issues, crossing the boundaries between clinical, medical, legal and ethical concerns. His exploration of historical developments as well as his analysis of recent case studies results in a pertinent and comprehensive examination of issues at the forefront of Bioethics.

With its clear writing style and use of non-technical language Speaking for the Dead will be an essential book for all those interested in Bioethics, an area which continues to increase in significance with the development of new techniques for the manipulation of human cadavers.

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Jones (anatomy, U. of Otago, New Zealand) explores clinical, medical, ethical, and legal issues related to the use of human cadavers in scientific research. Following a somewhat philosophical discussion of the cadaver as "images of ourselves," chapters cover the history and ethics of dissection, the teaching and research uses of the dead human body, the controversies involved in using human skeletal remains for anthropological research, and the transplantation of both animal and human tissue and organs to save human lives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754674528
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Medical Law and Ethics Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Preface

1 The Dead Body 1

2 The Dissected Body 25

3 The Abused Body 61

4 The Plastinated Body 87

5 The Transplanted Body 107

6 The Indigenous Body 137

7 The Developing Body 163

8 The Thinking Body 191

9 The Modified Body 217

References 241

Index 293

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