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Three sets of issues at the crossroads of ethics and medicine are the focus for most of the essays in this book. The first set consists of new or projected reproductive techniques, including in-vitro fertilization, surrogate mothering, frozen embryos, gene therapy, growing human embryos in the laboratory, and genetic engineering. The second set deals with medical paternalism and patient autonomy. A third set of issues, on the nature of moral arguments and reasoning in medicine, is most clearly in evidence in the last three essays. Eight of the nine essays were presented as talks in 1983 in the Department for
Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;107:267. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-267_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):267.
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