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            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology
             

            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sherlock, Richard; Morrey, John D.; Contributions by Agar, Nicholas; Altieri, Miguel; American Association for the Advancement of Science

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            This work focuses on biotechnology broadly conceived to include the development of genetically engineered plants and animals, genetically altered animal organs for human transplant, genetic testing and therapy for human beings and, finally, animal and human cloning.

            ISBN 9780742513778
            Released AU 9 Oct 2002
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Octopus Man
             

            The Octopus Man (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gibson, Jasper

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Jan 21

            A devastating novel about voice-hearing

            ISBN 9781474616089
            Released AU 27 Jan 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Doctor Who Fooled the World

            The Doctor Who Fooled the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Deer, Brian

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            Award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer reveals the shocking truth behind the rise of Andrew Wakefield ? the so-called father of the anti-vaccine movement. In February 1998, a then-unknown British doctor, Andrew Wakefield, published an explosive scientific paper in a top ...medical journal, The Lancet. Researching twelve developmentally challenged children, he claimed to have found evidence that MMR, the lifesaving three-in-one vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella, was causing a frightening 'new syndrome' of autism and bowel disease. As a result, a generation of young parents were terrified, and vaccination rates plummeted. In The Doctor Who Fooled the World, Brian Deer cuts to the heart of the most damaging medical conspiracy of our time. The only journalist to crack Wakefield's secrets, Deer explains how he gained legal access to patients' records, uncovering the truth about their histories and diagnoses, His landmark fifteen-year inquiry saw Wakefield struck from the medical register, his research retracted, and his claims about MMR dubbed 'an elaborate fraud'. In this riveting detective story, Deer lays bare the rigged research, secret business schemes, and financial and commercial conflicts of interest that lay behind Wakefield's original false claims - and the continuing smear campaigns that have aimed to keep the truth hidden. Now resurrected in the United States, Wakefield dominates a broader international anti-vaccine campaign, exporting his claims everywhere. Alarmingly, widespread outbreaks of measles have returned to threaten children's health. As before, the facts don't fit the story, but that hasn't got in the way of Wakefield's new campaign.
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            ISBN 9781925713688
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells
             

            Flesh Made New: The Unnatural History and Broken Promise of Stem Cells (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Power, Carl; Rasko, John

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 21

            The dazzling promise of stem-cell treatment: does it work and will it save us? Two experts look at the hype For decades, we've been anticipating the dawn of regenerative medicine. Again and again, we've been promised that stem cells will soon cure just about every ill imaginable.... If not tomorrow, then the next day, or the day after that, and so on. We're still waiting. This book is an antidote to hype and a salve to sooth the itch for stem-cell salvation. In it, Professor John Rasko, a leading physician-scientist, and writer-historian Carl Power take us on a wild historical tour of this scandal-prone field. They expose all the dirty little secrets that the hype merchants prefer to ignore - the blunders and setbacks, confusions and delusions, tricks and lies. It's a history rife with colourful characters. You'll meet Alexis Carroll, who discovered how to cultivate cells in a test tube: celebrity surgeon, scientific genius and Nazi sympathiser, he opened the field of modern cell science with an experiment so bogus it blocked the way forward for the next 50 years. You'll meet Don Thomas, who developed bone marrow transplantation - the first successful stem-cell therapy - but only after a miserable decade in which all of his patients died. Alongside true stem-cell pioneers, you'll meet charlatans who cooked their data and claimed fake cures - sometimes with fatal consequences. Is there any good news? Which of the many promises of stem-cell research have been kept? And what of the future? Rasko and Power insist that we can only know where we're going if we have a sense of where we've been. Their study tears down the hype surrounding stem cells in order to reveal what's still worth hoping for.
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            ISBN 9780733340147
            Published AU 1 Mar 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Possessing The Dead: The Artful Science of Anatomy
             

            Possessing The Dead: The Artful Science of Anatomy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macdonald, Helen

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            In 1832, after a series of calculated murders in Edinburgh and London, British parliamentarians passed a new law to regulate how the country's medical schools could lawfully obtain bodies for dissection. This book explores what happened in the wake of the Anatomy Act in Britain a...nd Australia.
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            ISBN 9780522857351
            Published AU 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            Experiments In Love and Death: Medicine, Postmodernism, Microethics and the Body
             

            Experiments In Love and Death: Medicine, Postmodernism, Microethics and the Body (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Komesaroff, Paul

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            A work about the depth and complexity of the ethical issues that arise in illness and medicine. It provides an alternative to the abstract debates about principles and consequences that have long dominated ethical thought. It is suitable for those touched by illness or suffering.

            ISBN 9780522855661
            Published AU 7 Jan 2008
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Academic Monographs
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            Journey of a Thousand Storms: A Refugee's story

            Journey of a Thousand Storms: A Refugee's story (Paperback)

            By Karimi, Kooshyar

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            In Journey of a Thousand Storms Kooshyar Karimi, author of Leila's Secret, tells his gripping personal story of surviving prison in Iran and life as a refugee before finding success in Australia. Kooshyar Karimi had two careers in Iran, one as a doctor and one as an award-winning... translator. Until he was kidnapped by the Intelligence Service. Behind his professional success, Kooshyar was a rebel on several fronts. Marginalised since boyhood as a Jew in a fundamentalist Islamic state, he was a member of a political group that opposed the government. He'd also been using his medical skills illegally, to save unmarried pregnant women from death by stoning. Snatched from the street, he was jailed and tortured and then forced to spy for the regime, before finally escaping to Turkey. There he faced a whole new struggle to keep his family safe while awaiting refugee status from the UN. He was forbidden to work and at the mercy of corrupt police, con men and red tape. Then life became more dangerous still, when the Intelligence Service tracked him down and used his mother, back in Iran, as blackmail. Kooshyar's inspiring story of how he managed to forge a new life in Australia is heightened by his largeness of heart, strength of character, and insight into human behaviour, from the unfathomably evil to the selflessly kind. With the skill of a natural storyteller, Journey of a Thousand Storms recounts a life of endurance, compassion and gritty determination.
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            ISBN 9780143786092
            Published AU 15 May 2017
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Quality of Mercy: One Brave Couple's Struggle for a Dignified Death
             

            The Quality of Mercy: One Brave Couple's Struggle for a Dignified Death (Paperback, New title)

            By Anderson, Ross

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            Ross Anderson's partner Irene was diagnosed with terminal, incurable cancer of the pancreas. With courage, he tells the part he ultimately played in complying with her dying wishes, ending her life after three years of immense suffering.

            ISBN 9781741141511
            Published AU 1 May 2004
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Vaccination against Pregnancy: Miracle or Menace?

            Vaccination against Pregnancy: Miracle or Menace? (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Illustrated edition)

            By Richter, Judith

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            Immunological contraception has been hailed as a solution to population growth in developing countries. But is it reliable and safe, and can it be abused? This work asks these questions and offers a critique, raising the question of who controls what and for what purpose.

            ISBN 9781875559572
            Published AU 1 Sep 2003
            Publisher Spinifex Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Troubled Bodies
             

            Troubled Bodies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Komesaroff, Paul A.

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            With transplant surgery, abortion, and radical new technologies for human reproduction and prolonging life as part of our everyday experience, the need to consider ethical issues in medicine almost goes without saying. But the field of traditional biomedical ethics attracts plent...y of criticism for its narrow theoretical perspectives and its ignorance of wider philosophical concerns. Troubled Bodies breaks new ground by placing medical ethics in a broad framework of philosophical and cultural analysis. Ten contributors with diverse backgrounds, including medicine and philosophy, biology and social theory, examine how modern medicine regards the human body and its intimate relationship with other aspects of our culture. Certain to provoke vigorous debate, this collection seeks to expand ethical reflection on medicine to include current concerns about the body and the implications of the newer medical technologies for society as a whole.
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            ISBN 9780522846843
            Published AU 3 Mar 1992
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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