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Meyers, David W.

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ISBN 10: 0852241739 / ISBN 13: 9780852241738
Editorial: Aldine:, 1970
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203 pages. "In this admirably objective and lucid exposition, the author examines from a medico-legal standpoint the comparative position in various countries, particularly in the UK and the USA, of currently controversial medical procedures: voluntary sterilization, compulsory sterilization, castration, trans-sexualism, experimentation, transplantation, and euthanasia- few of which, if any, enjoy a settled or clearly defined place in the eyes of the law." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE DUST JACKET. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 021806

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Año de publicación: 1970

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In this admirably objective and lucid exposition, the author examines from a medico-legal standpoint the comparative position in various countries, particularly in the UK and the USA, of currently controversial medical procedures: voluntary sterilisation, compulsory sterilisation and castration, trans-sexualism, experimentation, transplantation, and euthanasia - few of which, if any, enjoy a settled or clearly defined place in the eyes of the law. He considers the problems from two perspectives: first, that of the individual in society and how far he himself may determine the extent of physical intrusion on his body; secondly, that of the state or society and how far it may impose or limit medical intrusion on the human body. Thus, Mr. Meyers provides a valuable account, not only of current medical attitudes, but also of relevant case and statute law as it stands at present. It is inherent in the nature of this book that it should arouse controversy and argument. There are many important questions to be debated: Has the state the right to enforce its conception of morality without showing that the behaviour it proscribes has a harmful effect on other members of society? To what extent does consent by the individual concerned insulate a surgeon from criminal liability? In connection with compulsory sterilisation, who is to judge those unfit to procreate? What is a proper definition of medical experimentation? What constitutes death? If a man has a right to live has he not an equal right to die? These are a few of the issues raised. The author has not hesitated to express his own opinions but has clearly relegated them to the summary at the end of each chapter, thereby leaving the objectivity of his main text unimpaired. David W. Meyers is a practicing lawyer in California, with American and British legal qualifications at the firm of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty. He has taught at the University of Edinburgh Law School and the University of Tasmania Law School as well as being a guest lecturer at University of California, San Francisco Medical School and University of Aberdeen Law School located in Scotland. He wrote two books this book and Medico-Legal Implications of Death and Dying.


This is an account of all aspects of medical practice and the law. Dealing with areas of human concern including genetic engineering, foetal rights, transplantation and euthanasia, it gives a breakdown of current debates and legal decisions in England, Scotland and the USA. The legal difficulties surrounding treatment and non-treatment of the newborn and elderly, patient consent, resolution of the conflicting rights of mother and foetus, medical experimentation and techniques of artificial reproduction (including IVF) are all detailed with summaries of how differing jurisdictions have dealt with them. Citations and case-studies of important legal decisions are outlined and the author gives his own views and solutions. This book is intended as a summary of the legal issues and rules surrounding current medical and bio-ethical issues and should be a useful reference for doctors, lawyers and all those seriously interested in medical ethics.

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