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Meeting of World Medical Association in Venice
Several changes in existing WMA declarations were adopted at the 1983 annual Assembly. The 1948 Declaration of Geneva was amended to indicate respect for human life from the "time of commencement" rather than the previous ...
Guidelines for Nursing Homes Raise Some Questions
In June 1983, a task force appointed by the Minnesota Board on Aging issued a set of guidelines designed to improve the process of making decisions about when to provide "supportive care," i.e., "care and treatment to ...
Government Intercedes in `Baby Jane Doe'
Holden outlines events in the "Baby Jane Doe" case leading up to a Department of Justice suit in November 1983 against the State University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, to obtain the infant's medical records. Parents ...
The Traditionalist Jewish Physician and Modern Biomedical Ethical Problems
Rosner, a professor of medicine, discusses some of the ethical issues that confront the traditionally observant Jewish physician. He focuses particularly on special ethical problems for the observant Jewish medical student, ...
Some Letters on Jewish Medical Ethics
Jakobovits, Chief Rabbi of the British Commonwealth, presents excerpts from his correspondence with various individuals and groups seeking information on the Jewish attitude toward several bioethical issues. The issues ...
Postcoital Contraception or Abortion?
The Calculus of Suffering in Nineteenth-Century Surgery
The age-old conflict between preserving life and alleviating pain was especially acute for mid-19th century American physicians, who were trained in a tradition hostile to pain-relieving efforts that involved any risk to ...
Human Begins: Integrated Senate Report
Toward the New Future