Strangers at the Bedside: A History of How Law and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision-Making

Strangers at the Bedside: A History of How Law and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision-Making

by David J. Rothman
     
 

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Rothman, a bioethicist at Columbia University, traces the dramatic and profound changes that have taken medical decision-making out of the hands of physicians in the past half-century. His historical analysis, which covers medical research and human experimentation in the United States with a focus on the post-World War II era, is interesting, well written, and highly informative. Also fascinating is his recounting of the early moves toward government and bureaucratic control of medical research. This is not a case-by-case study as many bioethics books are, but rather an informed interpretation of why there are so many ethics cases in contemporary medicine to consider. Solidly researched and well documented, this book is excellent for collections in the social and life sciences, and valuable for general collections with lit erate, informed patrons.-- Mark L. Shel ton, Athens, Ohio

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ISBN-13:
9780465082094
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Pages:
416
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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