Ethics and American Medicine: History, Change, and Challenge (1997)
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Symposium held in Philadelphia, PA on March 14-15, 1997 to mark the 150th anniversay of "[t]wo historic events that would change forever the face of American medicine [that] occurred in Philadelphia in 1847 - the founding of the American Medical Association (AMA) and one of its most significant actions - the adoption of the first national code of medical ethics on May 7 of that year." [text taken from the brochure that accompanied the cassettes] Session One: Establishing Medical Ethics and the Profession in the 1800s (talks by Pellegrino, Baker, Burns, and Warner). Session Two: Challenges to Medical Ethics and the Profession in the 1900s (talks by Plows, Wolpe, Stevens, and Rosenberg). Session Three: Society and the Medical Profession (talks by Friedson, Lederer, Applbaum, Dickey, Capron, Veatch, Siegler). Session Four: Current Challenges to Medical Ethics and Professional Values (talks by Johnson, emanuel, Tenery, Mahood, and Cassel). Session Five: Future challenges to Medical Ethics and Professional Values (talks by Jonsen, Caplan, Collins, Luna, Annas, and Dickey). The Conference was sponsored by the American Medical Association, the Univesrity of Pennsylvania Medical Center's Center for Bioethics, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Philadelphia County Medical Society.
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