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Trust is Not Enough: Bringing Human Rights to Medicine Hardcover – June 6, 2006

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ISBN-13: 978-1590171400 ISBN-10: 1590171403 Edition: 1st

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David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and History at Columbia University. Sheila M. Rothman is Professor of Public Health at Columbia University. Their books written together include The Willowbrook Wars: A Decade of Struggle for Social Justice and The Pursuit of Perfection: The Promise and Perils of Medical Enhancement. They live in New York City.
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: New York Review Books; 1 edition (May 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590171403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590171400
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,509,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 29, 2009
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The authors take extremely complex issues and unfortunately present only one side of the debate. The writing style is actually insulting to the reader and does not give the reader any room to make up his or her own opinion. Even the chapter titles tell the reader, in advance, where the authors stand on the issues (i.e. "The Shame of Medical Research," "Rationing Life"). Many of the quotations and references are presented without enough information to allow the reader to form an opinion and see both sides of these interesting ethical dilemmas. If you want to read about social justice and human rights, read Paul Farmer and skip the contemptuous stories delivered by the Rothmans.
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