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Over the last 10 years ethical dilemmas in the practice of medicine have been of increasing concern for both philosphers and clinicians, and the field has begun to merit some curricular time (elective or "core") in most North American medical schools. Since this concern began, numerous textbooks and even an encyclopedia in medical ethics have been published. Considering all of these activities within the field, books like Professor Pence's should reflect the growing maturity of the discipline. If they are to be construed as basic textbooks, they should be reasonably comprehensive and adequately represent and detail the "basic science" (moral
Ethical Options in Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:827–828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-827_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):827-828.
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