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Bioethics is the unhappy neologism that has come to designate the outpouring of opinion about the ethical problems raised by contemporary medicine. In the last 5 years at least a dozen published anthologies have attempted to capture this widely scattered literature as well as its growing audience. This anthology, co-edited by a philosopher and a theologian who are colleagues at the Kennedy Institute for Bioethics at Georgetown University, is among the best of these. It begins with a section on moral and conceptual foundations including selections that illustrate various theories of ethics, outline the issues in bioethics, and discuss the
Contemporary Issues in Bioethics.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:581. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-4-581_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(4):581.
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