Biomedical Scientists and Public Policy

  • H. Hugh Fudenberg
  • Vijaya L. Melnick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Vijaya L. Melnick, Daniel Melnick
    Pages 1-14
  3. Julius H. Comroe Jr., Robert D. Dripps
    Pages 15-33
  4. Philip Handler
    Pages 49-65
  5. Lewis Thomas
    Pages 67-75
  6. Waclaw Szybalski
    Pages 97-142
  7. Theodore Cooper, Jane Fullarton
    Pages 143-152
  8. Robert J. Schlegel
    Pages 165-181
  9. Louis W. Sullivan
    Pages 191-205
  10. Nina B. Woodside
    Pages 207-218
  11. LeRoy Walters
    Pages 219-236
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 237-238

About this book


This volume brings together the views of authors involved in many aspects of biomedicine-from research on basic biology to clinical invest­ igation of the causes and treatment of human disease to hospital adminis­ tration ·to health care planning on the state and Federal levels to Con­ gressionallegislation covering biomedical research, medical education, the development of medical technology, and the delivery of health care. The purpose is not to present a "party line" representing a consensus of these often divergent viewpoints, and we do not suggest that we have found solutions to the many problems encountered in the interaction of scientists, administrators, legislators, and the recipients of health care. These articles are intended primarily to communicate to both biomedical scientists and intelligent laymen the processes, social and political as well as scientific, whereby biomedical science advances, and the need for biomedical scientists to take an interest and initiative not only in scientific research but also in research on health care delivery and in related public issues before the legislative and administrative branches of government.


biology education health interaction research science technology

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Hugh Fudenberg
    • 1
  • Vijaya L. Melnick
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.University of the District of ColumbiaUSA

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