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  • What Price Better Health?by Daniel Callahan

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 27.95

    The idea that we have an unlimited moral imperative to pursue medical research is deeply rooted in American society and medicine. In this provocative work, Daniel Callahan exposes the ways in which such a seemingly high and humane ideal can be corrupted and distorted into a harmful practice. Medical research, with its power to attract money and political... more...

  • Taming the Beloved Beastby Daniel Callahan

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.35

    Technological innovation is deeply woven into the fabric of American culture, and is no less a basic feature of American health care. Medical technology saves lives and relieves suffering, and is enormously popular with the public, profitable for doctors, and a source of great wealth for industry. Yet its costs are rising at a dangerously unsustainable... more...

  • False Hopesby Daniel Callahan

    Simon & Schuster 1998; US$ 16.99

    This ground-breaking book by one of the nation's leading experts on medical ethics, Daniel Callahan, traces the root cause of America's health-care crisis not to inefficient organization or waste, but rather to society's and the medical community's relentless quest for perfection. more...

  • The Five Horsemen of the Modern Worldby Daniel Callahan

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In recent decades, we have seen five perilous and interlocking trends dominate global discourse: irreversible climate change, extreme food and water shortages, rising chronic illnesses, and rampant obesity. Why can’t we make any progress in counteracting these problems, despite vast expenditures of intellectual, institutional, and societal capital?... more...

  • The Troubled Dream of Lifeby Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 2000; US$ 26.95

    Drawing on his own experience, and on literature, philosophy, and medicine, Daniel Callahan offers great insight into how to deal with the rewards of modern medicine without upsetting our perception of death. He examines how we view death and the care of the critically ill or dying, and he suggests ways of understanding death that can lead to a peaceful... more...

  • A World Growing Oldby Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 1996; US$ 21.95

    For much of the developed world, health care for a surging elderly population looms as one of the most daunting problems of the coming decade. In this book, contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and countries discuss resource allocation for the elderly and debate plans for the years ahead. Essays focus on five general issues: the meaning... more...

  • The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicineby Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 2001; US$ 22.95

    At the center of the debate over complementary and alternative medicine—from acupuncture and chiropractic treatments to homeopathy and nutritional supplements—is how to scientifically measure the effectiveness of a particular treatment. Fourteen scholars from the fields of medicine, philosophy, sociology, and cultural and folklore studies examine... more...

  • Euthanasia Examinedby John Keown; Daniel Callahan

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 93.00

    This book discusses thoroughly the major ethical, legal and clinical issues involved in the euthanasia debate. more...

  • A Wild Father's Dayby Daniel Howarth; Sean Callahan

    Albert Whitman & Company 2014; US$ 6.99

    When the kids give Dad a card that says, “Have a wild Father’s Day,” Dad knows just what to do. He says, “Let’s act like animals all day long!” They all hop on the bed like kangaroos, run like cheetahs at the park, and swing like monkeys at the playground. Their fun takes them through the day, until a cozy bedtime book tames down two tired kids (and... more...

  • The Goals of Medicineby Mark J. Hanson; Daniel Callahan

    Georgetown University Press 2000; US$ 21.95

    Debates over health care have focused for so long on economics that the proper goals for medicine seem to be taken for granted; yet problems in health care stem as much from a lack of agreement about the goals and priorities of medicine as from the way systems function. This book asks basic questions about the purposes and ends of medicine and shows... more...