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Books, Journals, New Media
June 27, 2001

Bioethics: Bioethics: Ancient Themes in Contemporary Issues

Author Affiliations

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


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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.