If I Were a Rich Man Could I Buy a Pancreas?

If I Were a Rich Man Could I Buy a Pancreas? : And Other Essays on the Ethics of Health Care

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An important contribution to a debate that will continue for some time." -Health and Canadian Society

Insightful and thought-provoking.... As Caplan has demonstrated so clearly... we would all be better off if the ethicists spoke first and not last." -The Washington Post

Caplan's views are important and instructive.... [This] book represents some of his best work." -New England Journal of Medicine

Caplan's [book] is thought provoking, insightful, and well argued. I recommend it highly."-The Journal of the American Medical Association

... a generously illustrated discourse on method in medical and practical ethics." -Ethics

A member of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform examines some of the most controversial biomedical issues of our time.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 24mm | 539.77g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illus.
  • 0253208688
  • 9780253208682

About Arthur L. Caplan

ARTHUR L. CAPLAN is Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Surgery at the University of Minnesota.
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In this book, Arthur L. Caplan, a recent member of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform, addresses such important health care issues as organ procurement, in vitro fertilization, the high cost of medical care, and the controversial project to map the human genome. Caplan's lively essays provide an informative survey of the most pressing questions in medical ethnics today.
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"An important contribution to a debate that will continue for some time." Health and Canadian Society "Insightful and thought-provoking... As Caplan has demonstrated so clearly ... we would all be better off if the ethicists spoke first and not last." The Washington Post "Caplan's views are important and instructive... [This] book represents some of his best work." New England Journal of Medicine "Caplan's [book] is thought provoking, insightful, and well argued. I recommend it highly." The Journal of the American Medical Association " ... a generously illustrated discourse on method in medical and practical ethics." Ethics
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