Am I My Brother’s Keeper?: The Ethical Frontiers of Biomedicine (Medical Ethics)

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"... this book is though-provoking, bringing a scientist’s reason and a moralist’s outrage to bear on a subject that’s largely escaped attention." —Wired

"Caplan’s choice of topics is broad and his opinions challenging.... This volume will interest the general public. It is a good survey of a broad range of ethical issues, as seen by one prominent bioethicist who has thought much about the subject. Caplan’s well-merited reputation as a commentator and interpreter between the scholarly and the public arena is reaffirmed in this book." —The Washington Post

"Arthur Caplan—with assiduous effort, unflagging energy, encyclopedic knowledge, and imposing talent—has become America’s most visible commentator on bioethics." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Arthur Caplan is perhaps the most quoted bioethicist in the US and this new collection of essays illustrates why." —Nature Medicine

"... an important book of essays addressing the most problematic and persistent questions in the realm of contemporary bioethics. He offers a highly readable text balancing irony and incisive analysis with a palpable sense of moral urgency as he confronts a variety of subjects." —Curtis W. Hart, BCC

"Careful consideration of some of the knottier bioethical problems of our times, by the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, who fears that cynicism and mistrust have eroded our ability to see ourselves as our brothers’ keepers." —Kirkus Reviews

"Caplan’s particular skill is an ability to identify, analyze, and explain the extremely complex moral questions that grow out of changes in health care, science, and medicine." —The New York Times Magazine

"An important critical voice for American medicine." —The New England Journal of Medicine

"... a useful introduction to a variety of bioethical issues." —Library Journal

In this impassioned book, Arthur L. Caplan, America’s leading bioethicist, calls for an end to cynicism and mistrust in our approach to resolving health care issues. He brings this vision to discussions of some of the most exciting issues at the frontiers of medical ethics today—including doctor-assisted suicide, gene therapy, and the headline-grabbing case of Dolly the sheep and the possibility that human beings might one day be cloned.

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Like the first test-tube baby, like Roe v. Wade, like Dr. Kevorkian, Dolly the cloned sheep has opened up new dilemmas in ethics, biology, and medicine. Director for the Center of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Caplan has a talent for getting to the heart of such issues, teasing out the complexities, and forecasting the implications of ethical positions. Skirting the mire of polemics, Caplan comes back time and again to the notion of trust and need to work through ethical dilemmas as a group. Broad in its scope and technical at times in its depth, Am I My Brothers Keeper? is an insightful, up-to-date exploration of our most daunting ethical conundrums.

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Arthur L. Caplan is Trustee Professor of Bioethics and Director, The Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include If I Were a Rich Man, Could I Buy a Pancreas? (also published by Indiana University Press) and Moral Matters: Ethical Issues in Medicine and the Life Sciences. He has served as a member of President Clinton’s Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses and as Chair of the Advisory Panel on Blood Safety and Availability for the Department of Health and Human Services/Food and Drug Administration.

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