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Books, Journals, New Media
October 6, 2004


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Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA ; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;292(13):1615-1621. doi:10.1001/jama.292.13.1618

St Augustine’s Confessions, J. M.Barrie’s Peter Pan, Walker Percy’s The Loss of the Creature,Willa Cather’sMy Antonia—timeless treasures often consulted by persons seeking wisdom on bioethical issues? Such is, quite likely, not the case—but,I contend, should be. Being Humanthreads together mostly excerpts of these and other diverseliterary works that illuminate the very nature ofbeing humanthe discovery and appreciation of which shouldbe regarded as fundamentally important to bioethics. As such, this book is an unanticipated but refreshingly welcome contribution.

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