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The god squad and the origins of transplantation ethics and policy.

The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. 
35
(2): 
Summer
238-240; 
2007. 
(English). 
[Record Source: PubMed]
The era of replacing human organs and their functions began with chronic dialysis and renal transplantation in the 1960s. These significant medical advances brought unprecedented problems. Among these, the selection of patients for a scarce resource was most troubling. In Seattle, where dialysis originated, a "God Committee" selected which patients would live and die. The debates over such a committee stimulated the origins of bioethics.
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Record TypeJournal Article
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DOI10.1111/j.1748-720X.2007.00131.x
ISSN1073-1105