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Storm over Biology Essays on Science, Sentiment, and Public Policy

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ISBN-10: 0879753242

ISBN-13: 9780879753245

Edition: 1986

Authors: Bernard D. Davis

List price: $42.99
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This book had its genesis in Dr. Davis' remarkable editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine that sharply criticized medical schools for lowering their standards of admission to fill minority quotas and ultimately risking the lives of patients. Davis' position (widely held, but seldom articulated) is that the standard of medical care is an even higher ideal than the redress of past racial injustice.A passionate battle is now being fought in our universities over the freedom to pursue ideals of objectivity and intellectual freedom that are incompatible with the mandates of a pragmatic social policy.Storm Over Biology examines many of the areas where scientific and social interests…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 4/1/1986
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 324
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430