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Book and Media Reviews
February 8, 2006

Bioethics

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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;295(6):700. doi:10.1001/jama.295.6.700-a

Professor Jonsen continues to augment his library of concise and lucid writings that explain in accessible language the sometimes convoluted and often misrepresented workings of bioethics and medical ethics. In Bioethics Beyond the Headlines, Jonsen, the preeminent historian of biomedical ethics, dissects media headlines and elucidates the medicine, science, law, and philosophy behind them. This primer would be welcomed by curious readers and by professionals in medicine and law who need to review the issues addressed.

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