For Fame or Money? The Dark Side of Ten Amazing Medical Firsts

12.02.2017 - By Straight Talk MD: Health | Medicine | Healthcare Policy | Health Education | Anesthesiology

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Today’s show is a conversation about the Dark Side of ten amazing medical firsts. In each case, the doctor’s desire to be first, whether for fame or money, clouded their judgment and put them in direct conflict with their ethical duty as medical scientists. Bioethicist Greg Pence and I countdown these ten amazing medical firsts, and discuss the ethical questions surrounding them. Case #1 is the first human heart transplant to coincide with the 50th anniversary of that event.

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