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The Resource Raising the dead : organ transplants, ethics, and society, Ronald Munson

Raising the dead : organ transplants, ethics, and society, Ronald Munson

Label
Raising the dead : organ transplants, ethics, and society
Title
Raising the dead
Title remainder
organ transplants, ethics, and society
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Munson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps no medical breakthrough in the twentieth century is more spectacular, more hope-giving, or more fraught with ethical questions than organ transplantation. Each year some 25,000 Americans are pulled back from the brink of death by receiving vital new organs. Another 5,000 die while waiting for them. And what distinguishes these two groups has become the source of one of our thorniest ethical questions." "In Raising the Dead, Ronald Munson offers a vivid, often wrenchingly dramatic account of how transplants are performed, how we decide who receives them, and how we engage the entire range of tough issues that arise because of them. Each chapter begins with a detailed account of a specific case - Mickey Mantle's controversial liver transplant for example - followed by careful analysis of its surrounding ethical questions (the charges that Mantle received special treatment because he was a celebrity, the large problems involving how organs are allocated, and whether alcoholics should have an equal claim on donor livers). In approaching transplant ethics through specific cases, Munson reminds us of the complex personal and emotional dimension that underlies such issues. The book also ranges beyond our present capabilities to explore the future possibilities in xenotransplantation (transplanting animal organs into humans) and stem cell technology that would allow doctors to grow new organs from the patient's own cells." "Based on extensive scientific research, but written with a novelist's eye for the human condition, Raising the Dead shows readers the reality of organ transplantation now, the possibility of what it may become, and how we might respond to the ethical challenges it forces us to confront."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
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Munson, Ronald
Dewey number
174/.25
Index
index present
LC call number
RD120.7
LC item number
.M86 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2002 B-470
  • WO 690
NLM item number
M969r 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Medical ethics
  • Organ Transplantation
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Greffe (Chirurgie)
  • Greffe (Chirurgie)
  • Éthique médicale
  • Medical ethics
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Transplantatie
  • Implantatie
  • Orgaandonatie
  • Medische ethiek
  • Xenotransplantatie
  • Stamcellen
  • Regeneratie
  • Transplantation
  • Ethik
  • Transplantation of organs, tisues, etc.
  • Medical ethics
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Label
Raising the dead : organ transplants, ethics, and society, Ronald Munson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-280) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A modern Lazarus: Robby Benson's heart -- Mickey Mantle's liver, part 1: the case -- Mickey Mantle's liver, part 2: the issues -- That others may live: the dead-donor rule and anencephalic infants -- Kidney for sale: is it ever right to sell your kidney? -- Donors of last resort: protecting vulnerable people -- Kurosawa in California: the baby Fae case and unproven treatments -- But are they really dead?: Is no heartbeat enough for death? -- Xenotransplantation, part 1: chasing the dream -- Xenotransplantation, part 2: fearing the worst, hoping for the best -- Grow your own organs: stem-cell engineering and generative medicine
Control code
ocm47081322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780195178012
Lccn
2001036119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47081322
  • (OCoLC)47081322
Label
Raising the dead : organ transplants, ethics, and society, Ronald Munson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A modern Lazarus: Robby Benson's heart -- Mickey Mantle's liver, part 1: the case -- Mickey Mantle's liver, part 2: the issues -- That others may live: the dead-donor rule and anencephalic infants -- Kidney for sale: is it ever right to sell your kidney? -- Donors of last resort: protecting vulnerable people -- Kurosawa in California: the baby Fae case and unproven treatments -- But are they really dead?: Is no heartbeat enough for death? -- Xenotransplantation, part 1: chasing the dream -- Xenotransplantation, part 2: fearing the worst, hoping for the best -- Grow your own organs: stem-cell engineering and generative medicine
Control code
ocm47081322
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780195178012
Lccn
2001036119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47081322
  • (OCoLC)47081322

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