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June 6, 2001

BioethicsBioethics in America: Origins and Cultural Politics

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by M. L. Tina Stevens, 204 pp, $39.95, ISBN 0-8018-6425-9, Baltimore, Md, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(21):2787-2788. doi:10.1001/jama.285.21.2787-JBK0606-2-1

As the field of bioethics has grown over the past 30 years, so too has its interest as a subject to historians. Albert Jonsen's The Birth of Bioethics and David Rothman's Strangers at the Bedside have both looked at the evolution of bioethics in the United States. M. L. Tina Stevens tries to add to these accounts in Bioethics in America: Origins and Cultural Politics. Unfortunately, Stevens' book is not as comprehensive as the title would lead one to believe.

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