SAMUEL ENOCH STUMPF, PH.D.
Modern medicine has provoked some serious moral questions, not through malignant perversity but because of the enormous momentum medical science has gained in the past few decades. I suppose that no one is more aware of these problems than the physician himself. Throughout its long history, medicine has shown a sensitivity to the moral dimension of its practices. But what is different today is that in a special way medicine has become everybody's business; almost everyone is concerned about the actions of medical scientists. And this increased interest is due to the spectacular successes achieved by modern medicine, successes that
SAMUEL ENOCH STUMPF. Some Moral Dimensions of Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:460–470. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-2-460
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