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Second Opinion By Richard Horton

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Richard Horton, editor of "The Lancet", examines the history of the relationship between doctor and patient, from ancient times to present day, addressing subjects including: the impact of modern warfare on health services; the debate over euthanasia; and controversies over HIV and Aids.

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Second Opinion: Doctors, Diseases and Decisions in Modern Medicine by Richard Horton

Richard Horton, for many years editor of "The Lancet", examines the history of the relationship between doctor and patient, from ancient times to present day. The essays cover subjects including: the impact of modern warfare on health services; the debate over euthanasia; controversies over HIV and Aids; the human genome project; and the debate over the gay gene. Horton's introduction explores the significance of the Hippocratic oath, with particular reference to the Harold Shipman murders.

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Can trust between doctors and patients survive in an age of intensive scientific research, managed health care and the Internet? In these essays, Richard Horton examines how our conceptions of disease and its treatment have changed over the centuries, and considers urgent contemporary issues: the impact of modern warfare on health services, the debate over euthanasia, and the debate over the 'gay gene'. In an age when medical knowledge has never been greater, and as patients develop from passive recipients of health care into active consumers, ethical and practical decisions - the ability to 'play God' - has left doctors and health care providers with some of the heaviest responsibilities in modern society. Horton's informed contribution to these debates will be essential reading for practitioners and users in the health service alike.

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Richard Horton is the editor of The Lancet and lives in London.

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GOR002897769
Second Opinion: Doctors, Diseases and Decisions in Modern Medicine by Richard Horton
Richard Horton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Granta Books
2003-06-01
256
1862075875
9781862075870
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