This fifth edition of Where Medicine Fails, like previous editions, argues for a broader definition of society's responsibilities to the ill than is commonly perceived to be the case. The authors examine the moral and economic implications of medical technology, especially in regard to fetal tissue transplant, cancer survival, childbirth, and dying, and provide a thoughtful assessment of the issues and challenges facing American hospitals. Seventeen chapters are new to this edition. The aim of this volume is to encourage serious examination of the current structure of health services and of the complicated facets of health care reform.

part I|2 pages

Economics vs. Moral Issues

part II|2 pages

Compound Fracture: The American Hospital

part III|2 pages

Health Policy and Reform

chapter |14 pages

Medical Ghettos

chapter |14 pages

A Century of Health Reform

chapter |16 pages

The Piper’s Tune

chapter |10 pages

Chemicals and Cancerphobia

chapter |16 pages

Cancer and Corporations