SAMUEL ENOCH STUMPF, PH.D.
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In order to focus upon some of the philosophical questions provoked by the trend in modern biomedical research, I want to consider an analogy between law and medicine. In both cases, the chief concern is to track down a culprit—in law it is a criminal, and in medicine it is the cause of a disease. In both cases there is a vigorous and relentless pursuit of evidence that leads ultimately to a primary suspect. For the most part, this pursuit of information is complicated only by the difficulty of the particular case or disease. Investigation, by and large, is carried
STUMPF SE. Momentum and Morality in Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;67:10–14. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-3-10
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(3_Part_2):10-14.
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