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In parlous times, humanistic problems pressing on the body politic become ever more obtrusive. We must take decisions (as Kant said) on the basis of knowledge sufficient for action but insufficient to satisfy the intellect. This is nothing new. It is remindful of the course taken at the birth of this nation by those remarkable statesmen, the Founding Fathers, whose problems were of comparable magnitude for the times.
The book here considered resulted from some 2½ years of labor by a working party of Quakers: six physicians, a theologian, a federal judge, and a social worker. It was written when
Who Shall Live? Man's Control Over Birth and Death. A Report Prepared for the American Friends Service Committee.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:764. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-764_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):764.
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