Alexander Morgan Capron

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INTRODUCTION AND METHODS This report summarizes the results of the first phase in the development of international guidelines for death determination, focusing on the biology of death and the dying process, developed by an invitational forum of international content experts and representatives of a number of professional societies. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS(More)
OBJECTIVE Death statutes permit physicians to declare death on the basis of irreversible cessation of circulatory-respiratory or brain functions. The growing practice of organ donation after circulatory determination of death now requires physicians to exercise greater specificity in circulatory-respiratory death determination. We studied(More)
Foreword Throughout its turbulent recent history, the benefits have been scrutinized and discussed by experts in a wide and risks of biotechnology range of fields. Today, biotechnology is perhaps best viewed as a growing cohort of technologies, each with its own scientific benefits and risks, and allied social, economic, legal, and ethical opportunities and(More)
The transplantation of human cells and tissues has become a global enterprise for both life-saving and life-enhancing purposes. Yet current practices raise numerous ethical and policy issues relating to informed consent for donation, profit-making, and quality and safety in the procurement, processing, distribution, and international circulation of human(More)
Foreword In the 1960s, the term " biotechnology " did not exist. In the 1970s, development of techniques for: 1) splicing genetic information of one organism into that of another, and 2) fusing cells to produce large quantities of valuable proteins led to recognition that a revolution in biological technology—that is, biotechnology—was at hand. In the(More)
Foreword This technical memorandum is about problems arising out of success. Recent advances in medical technology have permitted sick children who once would have died to survive with the assistance of sophisticated equipment and intensive nursing care. Often, the assistance is needed for just a short time, but sometimes the dependence on life-sustaining(More)