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Author Jones, D. Gareth (David Gareth), 1940-

Title Speaking for the dead : cadavers in biology and medicine / D. Gareth Jones.

Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [2000]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  174.2 JONE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Cadavers as Images of Ourselves -- 2. History and Contemporary Ethos of Dissection -- 3. Acceptable and Unacceptable Uses of Cadavers and Tissues -- 4. Human Skeletal Remains: When Indigenous Concerns Conflict with Scientific Aspirations -- 5. Organ and Tissue Transplantation : Further Uses of Cadavers -- 6. Cadavers that May Not be Cadavers -- 7. Uses of Human Embryos and Fetuses.
Summary Speaking for the Dead is an incisive examination of the highly topical and often controversial issues surrounding the use of human cadavers in scientific research. These include the history and contemporary ethics of dissection, the teaching and research uses of the dead human body and the transplantation of animal tissue and organs into humans.
As a Human Anatomist and Bioethicist, Gareth Jones offers a unique perspective on these issues, crossing the boundaries between clinical, medical, legal and ethical concerns. His exploration of historical developments as well as his analysis of recent case studies results in a pertinent and comprehensive examination of issues at the forefront of Bioethics.
With its clear writing style and use of non-technical language Speaking for the Dead will be an essential book for all those interested in Bioethics, an area which continues to increase in significance with the development of new techniques for the manipulation of human cadavers.
Subject Dead -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Case studies.
Dead -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
ISBN 0754620735 £50.00
0754620735 (hardback)