Ethics & Medicine Volume 23:3 Fall 2007

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EDITORIAL
In Memoriam: Harold O. J. Brown (1933-2007)
C. Ben Mitchell, PhD

GREY MATTERS

Can Grey Voxels Solve Neuroethical Dilemmas?
William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD,
Associate Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, and Consultant in Neuroethics at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity. The views expressed herein are his own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Mayo Clinic or Mayo Foundations, USA.

CLINICAL ETHICS DILEMMAS
Permissibility to Stop Off-Label Use of Expensive Drug Treatment for Child?
Daniel A. Beals, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery for the Division of Pediatric Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. He presently serves as a member of several ethics committees, both locally and nationally. He is also a fellow of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, USA.

Ordinary and Extraordinary Means of Treatment
Georg Spielthenner, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Applied Ethics at the University of Zambia,
Lusaka, ZAMBIA

The Meaning of Human Sexuality according to Karol Wojtyla and Sigmund Freud
Margaret Sealey, MD, Consultant Anesthesiologist (retired), who specialized in liver transplant and neurosurgical anesthesia at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Having gained an M.A. in Personal, Moral and Spiritual Development at the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, she became interested in philosophy and theology, specifically in the influence of philosophy on biblical interpretation and ethics. She recently acquired her B.A. Divinity, also at the Maryvale Institute. Birmingham, UK

Bioethics in Liberal Regimes: A Review of the President’s Council
Richard Sherlock, PhD, Professor at Utah State University, Logan, Utah, USA

Book Reviews
Preaching Eugenics
By Christine Rosen, Oxford University Press, 2004, hardcover, 296 pages, $37.50
ISBN 0-19-515679
Reviewed by Sharon F. Billon, MD, Private practitioner of dermatology in Arroyo Grande, California, USA

Witches, Westerners, and HIV: AIDS and Cultures of Blame in Africa
By Alexander Rodlach, Left Coast Press, Inc., 2006, paperback, 258 pages, $29.95
ISBN 1-59874-034-2
Reviewed by Sharon F. Billon, MD, Private practitioner of dermatology in Arroyo Grande, California, USA

Ectogenesis: Artificial Womb Technology and the Future of Human Reproduction
By Scott Gelfand, and John R. Shook, Editors, New York: Rudolpi B.V., 2006, paperback, 197 pages, $55.00
Reviewed by Susan M. Haack, MD, MA (Bioethics), FACOG, Private practitioner of consultative gynecology at Hess Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Mauston, Wisconsin, USA

Goals of Medicine in the Course of History and Today: A Study in the History and Philosophy of Medicine
By Kurt Fleischhauer and Gorran Hermeren. Stockholm, Sweden: Almqnist & Wiksell International, Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien (The Royal Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities), 2006, hardcover, 480 pages, $127.50
ISBN 91-7402-353-5
Reviewed by Jeffrey G. Betcher, MD, FRCPC, MA (Bioethics), Practices anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Regina Qu¬¼Appelle Health Region in Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA

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