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June 27, 2001

BioethicsBioethics: Ancient Themes in Contemporary Issues

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

 

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edited by Mark Kuczewski and Ronald Polansky (Basic Bioethics), 304 pp, $36.95, ISBN 0-262-11254-X, Cambridge, Mass, MIT Press, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(24):3149. doi:10.1001/jama.285.24.3149-JBK0627-4-1

Bioethics: Ancient Themes in Contemporary Issues encourages the reader to formulate prudent concepts of ethical issues and apply them in the public arena. A pint-sized book, it is a behemoth of accurate, precisely edited, and efficiently presented information. The term bioethics as used applies to ethical considerations of life and health not only in medicine but also in other aspects of human culture such as politics, economics, and community. These sometimes opaque concepts merit profound contemplation and an enlightened dialogue between ancient and modern philosophies.

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