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The Resource Worse than the disease : pitfalls of medical progress, Diana B. Dutton, with contributions by Thomas A. Preston, Nancy E. Pfund, (electronic resource)

Worse than the disease : pitfalls of medical progress, Diana B. Dutton, with contributions by Thomas A. Preston, Nancy E. Pfund, (electronic resource)

Label
Worse than the disease : pitfalls of medical progress
Title
Worse than the disease
Title remainder
pitfalls of medical progress
Statement of responsibility
Diana B. Dutton, with contributions by Thomas A. Preston, Nancy E. Pfund
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines four medical innovations that epitomize the pitfalls of progress: DES, a synthetic estrogen prescribed to millions of women to prevent miscarriages, which produced devastating side effects; the artificial heart; the 1976 swine flu immunization program; and genetic engineering. Dutton and the contributors trace the human choices that govern medical and scientific innovation and explore the political, economic, and social factors that influence those choices. In the process, they reveal a deep gulf between the priorities of medical innovation and the concerns of the general public. They then propose concrete policy changes to help bridge that gulf.--
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Dutton, Diana Barbara
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Preston, Thomas A.
  • Pfund, Nancy E.
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
Label
Worse than the disease : pitfalls of medical progress, Diana B. Dutton, with contributions by Thomas A. Preston, Nancy E. Pfund, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572951
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Where are we and how did we get there? -- DES and the elusive goal of drug safety -- The artificial heart / by Thomas A. Preston -- The swine flu immunization program -- Genetic engineering: science and social responsibility / by Diana B. Dutton and Nancy E. Pfund -- Risks and rights -- Compensating the injuries of medical innovation -- What is fair? Medical innovation and justice -- The role of the public -- What is possible? Toward medical progress in the public interest
Control code
CR9780511572951
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 528 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511572951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824038
Label
Worse than the disease : pitfalls of medical progress, Diana B. Dutton, with contributions by Thomas A. Preston, Nancy E. Pfund, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511572951
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Where are we and how did we get there? -- DES and the elusive goal of drug safety -- The artificial heart / by Thomas A. Preston -- The swine flu immunization program -- Genetic engineering: science and social responsibility / by Diana B. Dutton and Nancy E. Pfund -- Risks and rights -- Compensating the injuries of medical innovation -- What is fair? Medical innovation and justice -- The role of the public -- What is possible? Toward medical progress in the public interest
Control code
CR9780511572951
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 528 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511572951
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824038

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