Docs on the Box: Or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tube
Hastings Center Report. 1994 Nov-Dec; 24(6): 22-23.
The business of moralizing isn't what it used to be. Ethics has gone public, both in substance and in style. As the eye of the populace has turned toward medical affairs, the television cameras have turned toward medical ethicists, who have taken to their new role as media pundits with enthusiasm, if not outright glee. Liberated from the ivory tower, bioethical talking heads now field questions from news anchors as confidently as they once fielded questions from students. The lure of the camera is undeniable, of course. Given the prospect of celebrity (however fleeting), an article in
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