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  • Contributors

Jacob M. Appel is adjunct assistant professor of community health at Brown University. He is currently researching elective limb amputation and the history of physician-assisted suicide.

Robert Baker teaches philosophy at Union College, codirects the Albany Medical College-Graduate College of Union University Master’s in Bioethics program, and chairs the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ Affinity Group on the History of Medical Ethics. He is currently coediting the History of Medical Ethics (Cambridge, forthcoming).

Kathrin Braun is a guest professor for German and European Politics at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She currently researches the rise of new forms of governance in the policy area of bioethics and the life sciences.

Arthur L. Caplan is the Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and chairs the department of medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Cassell is clinical professor of public health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and attending physician at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. His many books include The Healer’s Art (Penguin Books, 1978) and Talking with Patients (MIT, 1985).

Lawrence Diller practices behavioral-developmental pediatrics in Walnut Creek, California, and is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of Running on Ritalin: A Physician Reflects on Children, Society, and Performance in a Pill (Bantam Books, 1998) and Should I Medicate My Child? Sane Solutions for Troubled Kids with—and without—Psychiatric Drugs (Basic Books, 2002).

Rebecca Dresser is a professor in the law and medical schools of Washington University in St. Louis. She teaches courses on policy issues in research and medicine including FDA regulation of medical products and decisions about life-sustaining treatment.

Mark D. Fox is chief of the section of medicine/pediatrics and associate director of the Oklahoma Bioethics Center at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa. His research interests include the ethical implications of transplant policy.

John Lantos is professor of pediatrics and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at The University of Chicago. His latest book, coauthored with William Meadow, is Neonatal Bioethics: A Success Story (Johns Hopkins, forthcoming).

Erik Parens is a senior research scholar at The Hastings Center. He recently finished editing a volume of essays, Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality (Johns Hopkins, forthcoming).

Carl E. Schneider is Chauncey Stillman Professor of Law and professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan. He is the coauthor of a recent casebook on bioethics and the law.

Julia C. Spring works for The Guardianship Project, a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice operating out of New York State Supreme Court, Brooklyn.

Jay Wolfson is distinguished service professor of public health and medicine at the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa, professor of law at Stetson University College of Law, and professor of medicine at Florida State University. In October 2003, he was appointed to serve as the special guardian ad litem for Theresa Marie Schiavo, reporting to the Florida governor and the courts. [End Page 52]



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