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The subtitle is a more accurate description of this book than is the main title because The Courage to Fail is only one of several fascinating themes such as gift exchange, gatekeeping, the experiment-therapy dilemma, quality of life, and the right to die. The types of people most likely to be interested in this book, in a roughly descending order by degree of interest, are those involved with organ transplants or dialysis, science historians, medical sociologists, and other persons interested in the latest developments of medical science.
The first chapter discusses the issues raised by gift exchange norms as they
The Courage to Fail. A Social View of Organ Transplants and Dialysis.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:863. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-6-863_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(6):863.
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