Strangers At The Bedside: A History Of How Law And Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision Making
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Solidly researched and well documented, this book is excellent for collections in the social and life sciences, and valuable for general collections with lit erate, informed patrons.- Mark L. His historical analysis, which covers medical research and human experimentation in the United States with a focus on the post-World War II era, is interesting, well written, and highly informative. Also fascinating is his recounting of the early moves toward government and bureaucratic control of medical research. Shel ton, Athens, OhioCopyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. . From Library Journal Rothman, a bioethicist at Columbia University, traces the dramatic and profound changes that have taken medical decision-making out of the hands of physicians in the past half-century. This is not a case-by-case study as many bioethics books are, but rather an informed i
Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine, professor of history, and director of the Center for the Study of Science and Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. He is the author of numerous works, including The Willowbrook Wars, The Discovery of the Asylum, and The Pursuit
What caused physicians in the USA to confront committees, forms, and active patients? Tracing the revolution that transformed the doctor-patient relationship, this book takes the reader into the laboratory and the examining room, tracing the development of new technologies and social attitudes.
Douglas P. Johnson said I love bioethics, and constitutional law. I love bioethics, and constitutional law. This book put a fresh perspective on the healthcare system that I had not considered in reference to the law. Awesome book. In the face of Affordable Care Act ("I love bioethics, and constitutional law" according to Douglas P. Johnson. I love bioethics, and constitutional law. This book put a fresh perspective on the healthcare system that I had not considered in reference to the law. Awesome book. In the face of Affordable Care Act (2010), this is a must read.. 010), this is a must read.. I don't agree with everythingbut well-written book! What do you do with a book that in spite of disagree with the vantage point of the author, you have to admit that the points he raises and the stand he takes has some validity? That an author can cause the reader to stop and think about firmly held belief systems, is indicative of a good writer in my opinion.T. A Wonderful Book! A Customer This book makes a real contribution to the understanding of bioethics in the US, explaining how we got from the paternalistic consciousness in health care that allowed pre-WW II human experimentation on vulnerable subjects such as the one at Tuskegee, to the present day's ethics committees with its emphasis on