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Encyclopedia of bioethics / Stephen G. Post, editor in chief.— 3rd ed. p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-02-865774-8 (set : hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 0-02-865775-6 (vol. 1) — ISBN 0-02-865776-4 (vol. 2) — ISBN 0-02-865777-2 (vol. 3) — ISBN 0-02-865778-0 (vol. 4) — ISBN 0-02-865779-9 (vol. 5)

1. Bioethics—Encyclopedias. 2. Medical ethics—Encyclopedias. I. Post, Stephen Garrard, 1951-QH332.E52 2003 174'.957'03—dc22

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