Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Raising the Dead Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society

by Ronald Munson

  • ISBN: 9780195132991
  • ISBN10: 0195132998

Raising the Dead Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society

by Ronald Munson

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780195132991
  • ISBN10: 0195132998
used Add to Cart $11.25
You save: 84%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
new Add to Cart $76.30
FREE economy shipping!
Description: 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 wasa celebrity, the larger 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 rangesbeyond 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.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Last Word Books
62 orders (90% success)
Location: Olympia, WA
Condition: Acceptable
Shipping Icon
0195132998 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Fair. Light wear
[...]
Price:
$3.53
Comments:
0195132998 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Fair. Light wear
[...]
Seller: HPB-Movies
1,223 orders (97% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Dunaway Books
62 orders (95% success)
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Price:
$7.93
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
16,443 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Price:
$8.24
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Seller: Enterprise Books
1 order (100% success)
Location: Chicago, IL
Condition: Like New
0195132998. NO defects. NO notes. No markings of any kind. DJ not price clipped ($30); 8vo; 288 pages.
Price:
$14.62
Comments:
0195132998. NO defects. NO notes. No markings of any kind. DJ not price clipped ($30); 8vo; 288 pages.
Seller: FastBooks100
1,313 orders (89% success)
Location: Franklin, TN Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Price:
$19.95
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
16,443 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$22.90
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).