The collection consists of oral history interviews with prominent bioethicists and other individuals associated with the field conducted by Renée C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey for the Acadia Institute's Project on Bioethics in American Society. Digitized interview transcripts are available via DigitalGeorgetown. A transcript of the project's advisory committee meeting is also available.
The collection includes interviews with the following:
George J. Annas
Thomas L. Beauchamp
Arthur L. Capla
Alexander Morgan Capron
James F. Childress
K. Danner Clouser
Hugo Tristram ("Tris") Engelhardt Jr. (transcript not digitized)
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In 1997, the Acadia Institute began a multi-year study of bioethics in American society. As part of this project,
Renée C. Fox, a sociologist, and Judith P. Swazey, a historian, conducted interviews with a number of promiment bioethicists and other individuals associated with the field. Their book,
The collection is arranged alphabetically by interview.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Renée C. Fox and Judith P. Swazey, circa 2013.
Existence and Location of Copies
Digitized interview transcripts are available via DigitalGeorgetown. A transcript of the project's advisory committee meeting is also available.
Interview transcripts were digitized and made available in 2013. Finding aid authored by John Zarrillo in November 2020.