Malpractice

Oath Betrayed

Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror

Steven H. Miles

Random House, $23.95, 220 pp.

Steven H. Miles, University of Minnesota geriatrician, regularly and courageously brings ethical questions about health care into the political arena. One might even say he believes the practice of medicine is a political act. In 1991, when disputes were raging about whether physicians could withhold treatment from patients demanding interventions their physicians thought futile, Miles petitioned a court for permission to deny ventilator treatment to Helga Wanglie, who...

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Daniel P. Sulmasy, OFM, is professor of medicine and ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School at the University of Chicago.

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