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Bioethics

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments Records

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-008
Overview The collection documents the work of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (ACHR). It includes meeting briefing books, drafts of the final report and related records, background materials on experiments, and correspondence of ACHR Executive Director Dan Guttman. Meetings were held between 1994 and 1995, and the collection includes copies of background materials dating back to 1900.

Biomedical Ethics Advisory Committee Records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: BRL-013
Scope and Contents The collection consists of records related to the Biomedical Ethics Advisory Committee (BEAC). It includes transcripts of the committee's two meetings, the briefing book for the second meeting, meeting notes, correspondence, and other records. The collection includes a mix of records that belonged to Robert Cook-Deegan (acting executive director), Claire L. Pouncey (research assistant), and Edmund D. Pellegrino (vice-chairman).

Andre E. Hellegers papers

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-810811
Scope and Contents Papers of Andre E. Hellegers, obstetrician, gynecologist and authority on bioethics. Bulk of collection concerns Hellergers' directorship of the Joseph and Rose Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University (1971-1979). Includes articles by Hellegers and others on abortion, birth control, population research, and bioethics.

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Human Embryo Research Panel Records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: BRL-012
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the proceedings of meetings held by the National Institute of Health's Human Embryo Research Panel, dating from February 1994 to June 1994.

National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research Records

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-001
Overview The collection documents 43 meetings of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research held between 1974 and 1978 and includes briefing books, subject files, and transcripts from these meetings. The Executive’s Branch of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare established the group in 1974 and it is considered one of the first modern bioethics commissions.

National Heart Transplantation Study Records

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-009
Scope and Contents The collection consists of records related to the National Heart Transplantation Study, including the project proposal, advisory committee meeting minutes, a description of the study (with selected readings), published updates, questionnaires, and forms. It also includes forms related to the National Kidney Dialysis and Transplantation Study.

New Jersey Commission on Legal and Ethical Problems in the Delivery of Health Care Records

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-004
Overview The collection contains transcripts of the meetings held by the State of New Jersey Commission on Legal and Ethical Problems in the Delivery of Health Care, dating from 1986 to 1992. Many of these meetings were held as public hearings as part of different ad hoc working groups looking at specific issues such as living wills and new reproductive technologies.

President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research Records

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-003
Overview The collection documents 28 meetings of the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research held between 1980 and 1983. It includes briefing books, subject files, meeting minutes/transcripts, and other documents related to the Commission's work. This congressionally mandated group was formed in 1978, succeeding the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research. It worked independently...

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Ethics Advisory Board Records

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-002
Scope and Contents The collection consists of records of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Ethics Advisory Board, which existed from 1978 to 1979. Records include meeting and public hearing transcripts, as well as briefing books for meetings III and V.