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The Ethics and Economics of Medicine.

Author Daniel Callahan. He is an expert on medical ethics whose latest book is "What Kind of Life: The Limits of Medical Progress." The book questions the assumption that everyone should receive the most life sustaining medical care available. According to Callahan, we need to change our thinking about health and illness and focus on the quality of life rather than the extension of life. (Interview by Sedge Thomson)


Other segments from the episode on January 9, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 9, 1990: Interview with Daniel Callahan; Commentary on the Lovin' Spoonful; Interview with Anne Lamott; Review of Thomas Pynchon's novel "Vineland."


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