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David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and History at Columbia University. His books have explored the history of prisons and mental hospitals and the impact of bioethics and law on medicine. He has just been named president of the Institute on Medicine as a Profession, funded by George Soros.

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The Pursuit of Perfection
The Promise and Perils of Medical Enchancement
Written by Sheila Rothman and David Rothman


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $9.99

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The Pursuit of Perfection
The Promise and Perils of Medical Enchancement
Written by Sheila Rothman and David Rothman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.00

What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these troubling questions with a singular blend... Read more >
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