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Author Callahan, Daniel, 1930-

Title What price better health? [electronic resource] : hazards of the research imperative / Daniel Callahan.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Milbank Memorial Fund, ©2003.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 329 pages).
Series California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 9
California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 9.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The emergence and growth of the research imperative? -- Protecting the integrity of science -- Is research a moral obligation? -- Curing the sick, helping the suffering, enhancing the well -- Assessing risks and benefits -- Using humans for research -- Pluralism, balance, and controversy -- Doing good and doing well -- Advocacy and priorities for research -- Research and the public interest.
Summary The idea that we have an unlimited moral imperative to pursue medical research is deeply rooted in American society and medicine. In this provocative work, Daniel Callahan exposes the ways in which such a seemingly high and humane ideal can be corrupted and distorted into a harmful practice.
Other author Milbank Memorial Fund.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Medicine -- Research -- Social aspects -- United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520939233
0520227719 (alk. paper)
9780520227712 (alk. paper)
0520227719 (alk. paper)