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Medical Ethics
Accounts of

Ground-Breaking Cases

Gregory E. Pence
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Names: Pence, Gregory E., author.
Title: Medical ethics: accounts of ground-breaking cases / Gregory E. Pence,
 University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Other titles: Classic cases in medical ethics
Description: Eighth edition. | New York, NY: MHE, [2017] | Audience: Age:
 18+ | Editions 1-5 published under: Classis cases in medical ethics. |
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
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