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- Springer 2012; US$ 139.99
This book addresses the debate usually tagged as being about markets in human body parts which is antagonistically divided into pro-market and anti-market positions. The author provides a set of propositions about how to approach this and shows a way out of the concrete impasse of it. Assumptions about markets and bodies that characterize this debate... more...
Organ Transplant - A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet ReferencesICON Group International Inc. 2003; US$ 58.95
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to organ transplant. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical... more...
- ICON Group International Inc. 2002; US$ 28.95
This book has been created for patients who have decided to make education and research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it also gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to transplantation (also transplant;... more...
- University of California Press 2006; US$ 31.95
Strange Harvest illuminates the wondrous yet disquieting medical realm of organ transplantation by drawing on the voices of those most deeply involved: transplant recipients, clinical specialists, and the surviving kin of deceased organ donors. In this rich and deeply engaging ethnographic study, anthropologist Lesley Sharp explores how these parties... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 54.99
The plight of a patient waiting months, sometimes years, for an organ transplant is one of the most heart-wrenching predicaments confronting medicine today. But the current critical shortage of human donor organs has had one positive consequence: it has stimulated promising new research into the field of xenotransplantation--the transplantation of... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95
Rapid technological advances, the establishment of large-scale biobanks, and the exchange of data across international boundaries raise a variety of questions for regulators struggling with the problem of how to govern such stores of information and the processes connected with them. This truly international volume offers new insights from a range... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 35.00
In 1841 the American sailing ship William Brown struck an iceberg. About half of the passengers and all of the crew were saved in two small, open boats. The next night, half of the passengers in the larger long-boat were thrown overboard because the boat was overfull. This was the first case of lifeboat ethics, of hard choices in the face of scarcity.... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Governments throughout the industrialized world make decisions that fundamentally affect the quality and accessibility of medical care. In the United States, despite the absence of universal health insurance, these decisions have great influence on the practice of medicine. In Medical Governance, David Weimer explores an alternative regulatory approach... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 22.50
More than any other altruistic gesture, blood and organ donation exemplifies the true spirit of self-sacrifice. Donors literally give of themselves for no reward so that the life of an individual—often anonymous—may be spared. But as the demand for blood and organs has grown, the value of a system that depends solely on gifts has... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 139.99
"Transplantation of Neural Tissues into the Spinal Cord" presents both recent and early results from various experiments where grafts of neuronal, glial and other tissues, as well as artificial materials, were placed into the spinal cord. This book evaluates the contribution and effect of these studies to our understanding of basic neurobiological... more...