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Eleven years ago, James L. Bernat, MD, was invited by Robert J. Joynt, MD, PhD, who is Editor of the Archives of Neurology and was then Editor-in-Chief of Seminars in Neurology, to be Guest Editor of an issue of Seminars (March 1984) entitled "Ethical Issues in the Practice of Neurology." As another of his contributions to the field of clinical ethics, Bernat subsequently served on a Multi-Society Task Force that has prepared the most thorough analysis of the persistent vegetative state that we have seen or are likely to see in print (N Engl J Med. 1994; 330:1499-1508, 1572-1579). He chairs the Subcommittee on Ethics and Humanities of the American Academy of Neurology and is a member of the Committee on Ethical Affairs of the American Neurological Association.
Now, Dr Bernat has written a book on medical ethics. The list of chapters makes it clear that there is little lost,
Goldblatt D. Ethical Issues in Neurology. Arch Neurol. 1996;53(1):15. doi:10.1001/archneur.1996.00550010021010
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