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0519 Death and Dying: Definition: Theory and Opinion: Short articles (2 folders), 1971 - 2006

 File — Box: 47, Folder: 33-34

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

The series contains subject files that were maintained by Veatch over the course of his professional career, first at the Hastings Institute (then known as the Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences) and then at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Veatch started compiling the files around 1970 and they include documents dating from 1953 through 2016.

The series is organized according to a classification system devised by Veatch (indexes to the system are available in Box 63, Folder 27). Major categories include abortion, behavior control, confidentialy, death and dying, experimentation, genetics, health care delivery, medical ethics, population, and organ transplantation.

The types of documents found in the series include journal articles, papers, and newspaper clippings annotated by Veatch, lecture notes, drafts of papers authored by Veatch, correspondence, meeting materials, and bibliographies.

Many of the documents were gathered for Hastings Center projects, reports, and programs in the 1970s. Some files document conferences, such as the 1967 Abortion Conference in Washington, DC. The series also contains records related to Veatch’s work with major bioethical commissions, including the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research and the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research Records.


  • 1971 - 2006

Conditions Governing Access

Unpublished Georgetown University administrative records may be consulted only with the permission of the University office which created it. This includes, but is not limited to, Georgetown University administrative files found in boxes 16-18 and Kennedy Institute of Ethics files found in boxes 23-28.

Additionally, documents found in Series 9: Manuscript Reviews are restricted from 75 years from their date of creation for privacy reasons.

All other processed materials are generally open for research.


From the Collection: 72.8 Cubic Feet (in 70 boxes )

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Bioethics Research Library Archives Repository

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