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Our Bodies Belong to God : Organ Transplants, Islam, and the Struggle for Human Dignity in Egypt /

Why has Egypt, a pioneer of organ transplantation, been reluctant to pass a national organ transplant law for more than three decades? This book analyzes the national debate over organ transplantation in Egypt as it has unfolded during a time of major social and political transformation--including m...

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Main Author: Hamdy, Sherine, 1975- (Author)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:Why has Egypt, a pioneer of organ transplantation, been reluctant to pass a national organ transplant law for more than three decades? This book analyzes the national debate over organ transplantation in Egypt as it has unfolded during a time of major social and political transformation--including mounting dissent against a brutal regime, the privatization of health care, advances in science, the growing gap between rich and poor, and the Islamic revival. Sherine Hamdy recasts bioethics as a necessarily political project as she traces the moral positions of patients in need of new tissues and o.
Physical Description:1 online resource (371 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9780520951747
0520951743
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.