, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 139–142 | Cite as

Is a common denominator possible for professional medical ethics?: Commentary on De Vries' reflections on a medical ethics for the future

  • Edmund D. Pellegrino


Medical Ethic Common Denominator Professional Medical Ethic 


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmund D. Pellegrino
    • 1
  1. 1.The Catholic University of AmericaWashington, D.C.USA

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