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Book review: bioethics in historical Perspective by SarahFerber

Hezser, Catherine (2014) Book review: bioethics in historical Perspective by SarahFerber. LSE Review of Books (03 Apr 2014). Website.

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How influential has the Nazi analogy been in recent medical debates on euthanasia? And what does the tragic history of thalidomide and its recent reintroduction for new medical treatments tell us about how governments solve ethical dilemmas? In this book, Sarah Ferber aims to demonstrate the importance of the historical dimension of bioethics at the crossroads between medical science, the pharma industry, government regulations, and patient rights. Catherine Hezser finds this book a thoroughly researched and balanced introduction to bioethics discourse and its historical foundations, and recommends it to students of the history of medicine, politics, the pharma industry, and social and philosophical ethics.

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 09:51
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 23:19

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