© 1991

New Harvest

Transplanting Body Parts and Reaping the Benefits

  • C. Don Keyes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Medical and Ethical Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Don Keyes
      Pages 3-13
    3. Ivan M. Naumov, James E. Wilberger Jr., C. Don Keyes
      Pages 31-56
  3. Medical and Historical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Lawrence G. Hunsicker
      Pages 59-77
    3. Todd L. Demmy, George A. Magovern
      Pages 79-89
  4. Reproductive and Neurological Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Ivan M. Naumov, C. Don Keyes
      Pages 93-111
    3. James E. Wilberger Jr., C. Don Keyes
      Pages 113-130
  5. Psychiatric and Philosophical Perspectives on Self-Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Ralph E. Tarter, David H. Van Thiel
      Pages 149-160
    3. C. Don Keyes
      Pages 161-177
  6. Religious Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Walter E. Wiest
      Pages 181-186
    3. Abraham Twerski, Michael Gold, Walter Jacob
      Pages 187-197
    4. David Kelly, Walter E. Wiest
      Pages 199-221
  7. Legal and Other Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223

About this book


New Harvest includes contributions from specialists in medical, philosophical, psychological, religious, and legal fields. These essays are not simply a collection, but were developed from a single conception of the four ethical concerns of trans plan tation described in the first chapter. The indi vid ual chapters are all parts of a structure unified by the search for ethical foundations basic to the four concerns. Transplantation is surrounded by a great deal of under­ standable emotional sensitivi ty. The authors trust that words like "procurement," "harvest," and possibly other expressions found in this book will not offend. We use the current lan­ but do so with objectivity and respect for those who guage, are personally involved in transplantation. We have made room for, and indeed have invited, different and sometimes conflicting points of view on the complicated ethical ques­ tions raised by transplant operations. We can not assume that there is one right answer to these questions, at least at our present level of scientific knowledge and ethical wisdom. We do not presume to have identified and analyzed all the ethical questions raised with equal thoroughness. There are four ways in which the scope of the book is limited. Identifying these limitations also helps designate what it is in its own right. First, some questions have been given more attention than others.


Biomedical ethics Medical Ethics biomedical principles death ethics transplantation

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Don Keyes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyDuquesne UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title New Harvest
  • Book Subtitle Transplanting Body Parts and Reaping the Benefits
  • Authors C. Don Keyes
    Walter E. Wisest
  • Series Title Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1991
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89603-200-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6785-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-0489-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theory of Medicine/Bioethics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


This readable work identifies...ethical concerns regarding human organ transplantation....This thought-provoking and informative book is recommended.-Choice