Science et conscience

Science and Conscience Histoire de l'éthique médicale (A History of Medical Ethics)
Science et conscience

Bruno Halioua

Since the start of the twentieth century, each decade has been marked by major medical discoveries which have revolutionised the possibilities for medical interventions as well as man’s perception of himself and his omnipotence. Death becomes unacceptable and life more and more manipulable. The pill, medically assisted conception, gene therapy, organ transplants, intensive and palliative care are all part of this transformation. The history of these medical discoveries enables the analysis of what’s at stake and the consequences of the current bioethical debate.

  • Published on octobre 1st, 2004
  • 400 pages


"An excellent work which doctors and patients alike would be well-advised to read and consider." Marianne
"Its zaps from one subject to the next, with all the necessary knowledge and depth, without ever becoming moralizing." Décision santé