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When Eve, sometimes identified as the first human transplant (Adam's rib), persuaded Adam to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge, man's problems began. From that allegorical day onward as man has evolved, he has struggled with the problems of good and evil and the issues of life and death. The struggle has gone on for a very long time, but in the last instant of evolutionary time, namely, the past decade, the struggle has reached a crescendo. For in this brief period the explosion of biomedical science and technology has forced man to face the issues of good
The Literature of Ethical Problems in Medicine—Part 1. Ann Intern Med. ;73:495–498. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-3-495
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(3):495-498.
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