Speaking for the dead : cadavers in biology and medicine (Book, 2000) [Portland Community College Library]
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Speaking for the dead : cadavers in biology and medicine

Author: David Gareth Jones
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text discusses issues in the use of human cadavers and tissues in science and medicine. Areas examined include the use of biopsies from surgical operations, the ethics of using human DNA and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Gareth Jones
ISBN: 0754620735 9780754620730
OCLC Number: 848621988
Description: xiii, 275 p. ; 21 cm
Contents: Part 1 Cadavers as images of ourselves: anatomy and the culture of dissection; the world of the dead body; locating anatomy; anatomy and art; the ethos and ethics of anatomical science. Part 2 History and contemporary ethos of dissection: anatomy, history and society; the ethical significance of the dead body; obtaining bodies for dissection; why people bequeath their bodies for dissection; is it ethical to use unclaimed bodies?; cadavers as a teaching tool; the centrality of dissection for understanding the human body. Part 3 Acceptable and unacceptable uses of cadavers and tissues: body parts, organs and tissues of the body; the place of autopsies in the world of medicine; can cadavers be abused?; unethical experiments on humans - what can they teach us?. Part 4 Human skeletal remains -when indigenous concerns conflict with scientific aspirations: background; policy developments; scientific interest and indigenous concerns; guidelines for study of human skeletal remains; skeletal material as teaching tools. Part 5 Organ and tissue transplantation - further uses of cadavers: human organ transplantation; consent in cadaveric organ donation; organ transplantation in infants - the use of anencephalics; neural transplantation - the use of foetuses; transplantation of foetal gametes for assisted fertilization; stem cells as sources of tissues and organs; xenotransplantation - crossing species boudaries. Part 6 Cadavers that may not be cadavers: brain death in historical context; definitions of death and brain death; whole brain definition of death; higher brain definition of death; persistent vegetative state; a continuum from life to death. Part 7 Uses of human embryos and foetuses: when are human embryos of ethical significance? - the place of biology; pre-embryo; from brain death to brain birth; embryos as proto-cadavers.
Responsibility: D. Gareth Jones.
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