Medicine On Trial Paperback / softback
Part of the On Trial series
Through close examination of legal, historical, and medical sources, this volume sheds light on the evolution of U.S. law as it bears on bio-ethical issues, advances in medical technology, and the changing role of medicine in the American courtroom during the last 150 years.
In doing so, it provides a clear, accessible introduction to such major medical and legal controversies as the "right to die," assisted suicide, bioengineering, reproductive rights, and DNA testing.
An extensive collection of important documents is included, along with a glossary of key people, events, and concepts; a chronology; a table of cases cited; an annotated bibliography; and a comprehensive index.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Publication Date: 30/09/2004
- Category: Medicolegal issues
- ISBN: 9780872207424