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Eugenics: historic and contemporary

JMS Pearce Hull, England, United Kingdom   Moral judgments, changing ethical criteria, and the broader concepts of good and evil are always controversial, and often dangerous. Prominent amongst such judgments are those relating to population control and the wider, ill-defined field of eugenics. Hidden, and often ignored or denied in these conversations, is the underlying […]

Patients and society: the big divide

J.M.S. Pearce United Kingdom   But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature, is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences. John Stuart Mill (1806 – 1873), On Liberty, chapter 3, 1859    John Snow memorial and pub Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 […]