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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Bioengineering

Bioengineering

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(p.44) 12 Bioengineering
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0012

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on bioengineering. It argues that we are busily engaged in manipulating our biological foundations, as evidenced by the biological control exercised over human reproduction. It calls for a need to distinguish between scientific activity (the search for understanding in matters concerning human procreation) and medical engineering (the application of that new knowledge in the form of antenatal and neonatal interventions).

Keywords:   medical engineering, medical practice, medical ethics, reproduction

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