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Ethics: Frankenstein’s Monster and Medical Ethics

September 11, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ira Kodner, M.D.

Solon and Betty Gershman Professor Emeritus of Surgery and Director WU Center for Study of Ethics and Human Values
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Date: September 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: The Gatesworth

Abstract: Medical Ethics and Frankenstein’s Monster
Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein portrayed a dark fantasy—a man who succeeds in creating life. Dr. Frankenstein abandoned his monster only to be destroyed by it, and Shelley’s tale vividly foreshadows many of the ethical, medical, and social challenges we confront today. Dr. Kodner addresses issues raised by stem cell research, care for the underserved and underinsured of our country, and the destructive power of prejudice and forced isolation.



Lunch Menu

Entrée: (Choose One)
•  Spinach, Mushroom, and Ricotta Cheese Cannelloni
•  Chef Salad with Choice of Dressing (Ranch, Balsamic, Hendrickson (Sweet Vinegar and Oil)
•  Chicken Salad on Croissant with Fruit Cup
•  Chicken Salad on Croissant & Roasted Onion Soup

Desert choice: (Choose One)
•  Angel Food Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
•  Scoop of Sugar Free Vanilla or Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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