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Catastrophic Diseases: Who Decides What?

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By Katz Jay, Capron Alexander Morgan. . 294 pages. Russell Sage Foundation; , New York: , 1975.. Price, $10.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(4):548. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-85-4-548_1
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Jay Katz (psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and professor of law and psychiatry in Yale School of Law) and Alexander Morgan Capron (professor of law in the University of Pennsylvania School of Law) have collaborated before on a mammoth work, when they produced the compendium, Experimentation with Human Beings. This time they have given us a much shorter book, but quality has not been sacrificed. Their topic this time is catastrophic diseases. A catastrophic disease is defined as a disease "for which some form of unusually expensive treatment must be available which can sustain life for a period of time."

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