The Public Interest

Neither for love nor money: why doctors must not kill

Leon R. Kass

Winter 1989

IS THE profession of medicine ethically neutral? If so, whence shall we derive the moral norms or principles to govern its practices? If not, how are the norms of professional conduct related to the rest of what makes medicine a profession?

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