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Medicine and the Law

K. Kannan


This book analyses various issues concerning the application of law to the field of medical practice, education, and research from a global perspective with particular focus on India. The volume, analytical in approach and comprehensive in coverage, ought to evoke vital public interest in that it examines technological advancements in the medical field that have legal, social, and ethical implications. The issues, including organ transplant, euthanasia, surrogacy and abortion, sex selection, the concept of consent, clinical trials, designer babies, cosmetic enhancement and confidentiality, are ... More

Keywords: law and medicine, reservation in medical education, medical ethics, informed consent, medical negligence, medical research and patent, healthcare and state policies, cosmetic medicine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198082880
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

K. Kannan, author
Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, India