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Physicians who relish contemplating the broader aspects of their profession will enjoy reading this book, the compiled proceedings of four symposia conducted in 1970 to 1971 under the auspices of the American Philosophical Society, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Pennsylvania. The subjects are human experimentation, drug addiction and control, the twentieth-century hospital, and alternative traditions of medical care.
The first section deals with organ transplantation as a form of human experimentation. It begins with a very readable historical account of tissue culture and the work leading up to the first cardiac transplant. Succeeding papers take up the ethical
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Medicine and Society: Contemporary Medical Problems in Historical Perspective.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-1-148_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(1):148.
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