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Biomedical Ethics Reviews · 1989

  • James M. Humber
  • Robert F. Almeder

Part of the Biomedical Ethics Reviews book series (BER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Should Abnormal Fetuses Be Brought to Term for the Sole Purpose of Providing Infant Transplant Organs?

  3. Should Physicians Dispense Drugs for Profit?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-58
    2. William B. Irvine
      Pages 59-73
    3. Calvin H. Knowlton, John M. Coster, Michael M. Manolakis, David A. Knapp, Richard P. Penna
      Pages 75-93
    4. Michael P. Weinstein
      Pages 95-112
  4. Should Human Death Be Taken to Occur When Persons Permanently Lose Consciousness?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-115
    2. Rick O’Neil
      Pages 117-125
    3. James M. Humber
      Pages 127-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-169

About this book

Introduction

Biomedical Ethics Reviews • 1989 is the seventh volume in a series of texts designed to review and update the literature on issues of central importance in bioethics today. Three topics are discussed in the present volume: (1) Should Abnormal Fetuses Be Brought to Term for the Sole Purpose of Providing Infant Transplant Organs? (2) Should Physicians Dispense Drugs for Profit? and (3) Should Human Death Be Taken to Occur When Persons Perma­ nently Lose Consciousness? Each topic constitutes a separate section in our text; introductory essays briefly summarize the contents of each section. Bioethics is, by its nature, interdisciplinary in character. Recog­ nizing this fact, the authors represented in the present volume have made every effort to minimize the use of technical jargon. At the same time, we believe the purpose of providing a review of the recent literature, as well as of advancing bioethical discussion, is admirably served by the pieces collected herein. We look forward to the next volume in our series, and very much hope the reader will also.

Keywords

Biomedical ethics Medical Ethics bioethics death ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Humber
    • 1
  • Robert F. Almeder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-444-3
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 1990
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4638-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-444-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0742-1796
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