Controversies on the Beginning of Human Life

by Asim Kurjak, Frank A Chervenak

Science is an essential dimension of the beginning of human life and the state-of-the-art work was discussed by Drs Kurjak, Schenker, Stanojevic and Papp who are world leaders in this area. Dr Anderson gave enlightening discussions on global and evolutionary aspects, while Dr. Markesic presented controversial ethical dimensions. Dr. Chervenak put forwad the secular ethical concept of the fetus as a patient which respects manifold religious and scientific perspectives. While every speaker made an important contribution, all freely admitted that they had learned much more at the symposium than they had contributed. This book attempts to recreate the special character of the symposium by bringing together 14 chapters provided by the speakers and special contributors, Drs Brent and Schwartz. We are grateful to all those who participated in this unique symposium and especially to all the contributors of this volume, which we hope will enable physicians, scientists, religious and political leaders to better understand and respect the complexity and the beauty of the beginning of human life.

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Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Kurjak Asim
Medical School University of Zagreb, Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science, Zagreb, Croatia
2. Chervenak Frank A New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science, New York, New York, USA
ISBN 9788184484281
Speciality Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10176
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2008
Pages 264
Book Type Professional

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