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Re-creating Medicine: Ethical Issues at the Frontiers of Medicine
  1. J McMillan

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    G Pence. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2000, US$22.95 (hb), pp 207. ISBN 0-8476-9690-1

    In essence this is a book about some of the most important and pressing problems facing medicine and the relationship of bioethics to these problems. By focusing upon issues such as organ donation, reproductive technologies, the internet, and genetics Pence ensures that this book is highly topical. It is a book that will be, for most readers, controversial. Pence seems to be on a mission to dispel commonly held misconceptions about a number of important issues. One issue that comes in for lengthy analysis, for example, is the claim that payment can “commodify” practices or persons in undesirable ways. There is an extended discussion of whether surrogacy may end …

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