A New Arrival

It is surely appropriate that a new venture in the field of medical ethics should appear in the year of the Warnock Report, whose publication marks an historic step in the development of moral reflection upon medical technology.

ETHICS & MEDICINE commences publication with aims and a format that are modest. We wish to provide a forum for discussion on a base that is recognisably Biblical and that stems from the stream of historic Christianity.

We hope to pass on news of conferences and publications which will interest those in sympathy with our intentions. Whether the format remains as at present, or whether we are able to move on to a more impressive appearance, depends upon the circulation we can achieve.

We shall be very pleased to be offered correspondence or articles for publication, and to receive news which we can make known to our subscribers. We shall also be particularly grateful for response from our first readers to the appearance and content of ETHICS & MEDICINE.

Thank you for joining with us in this venture. We would ask you to join us also in our prayers for its success and its usefulness.


Cite as: Nigel M. de S. Cameron, “A New Arrival,” Ethics & Medicine: An International Journal of Bioethics 1, no. 1 (1985): 1.

About the Author

Nigel M. de S. Cameron, PhD
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Nigel M. de S. Cameron, PhD, MBA is President of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, in Washington, DC, which he founded in 2007, and Technology/Futures editor at UnHerd.com.

In the 1990s, Cameron served as Distinguished Professor of Theology and Culture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and was first Provost of Trinity International University. More recently he was a Research Professor and Associate Dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law in the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). In 2016 he was Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

His most recent books are Will Robots Take Your Job? A Plea for Consensus (Polity/Wiley, 2017), and The Robots are Coming. Us, Them, and God (CARE Trust, forthcoming, 2017). He co-wrote with Joni Eareckson Tada How to be a Christian in a Brave New World (Zondervan, 2006) and co-edited with Charles W. Colson Human Dignity in the Biotech Century: A Christian Vision for Public Policy (Inter-Varsity, 2004). Other books include Nanoscale: Issues and Perspectives for the Nano Century (Wiley, 2007, co-edited); and The New Medicine: Life and Death after Hippocrates (Hodders, 1991).

He has been a visiting scholar at UBS Wolfsberg in Switzerland, a featured speaker at the Aspen Ideas Festival and Global Health Forum, and invited chair of GITEX, the leading Middle East tech conference in Dubai. Recent speaking engagements have included conferences hosted by The Economist magazine in Hong Kong and Spain, and the Champalimaud Foundation conference in Portugal on the world in 100 years' time.

Cameron has represented the United States on delegations to the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO, and been a participant in the U.S./EU dialogue Perspectives on the Future of Science and Technology. He is in his fourth term as a Commissioner of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and Chair of its Committee on Social and Human Sciences. He has testified before both houses of Congress, the European Parliament and the European Commission's Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. In 2007 he was the United States Government's nominee to the UN Human Rights Council as Special Rapporteur for the Right to Health. A native of the UK, he studied at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and the Edinburgh Business School.

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