Journal of Law and Health

Professional journal covering law and health.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, Spring

International Response to Dolly: Will Scientific Freedom Get Sheared?
"Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe." --David Sarnoff, Chairman of RCA(1) I. INTRODUCTION On February 22, 1997, the researchers at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh shocked the scientific community as well as the world...
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Pitfalls in Diagnosis of Occupational Lung Disease for Purposes of Compensation - One Physician's Perspective
I. SUMMARY Occupational caused lung disease (OLD) is almost always compensable, either by application to workers' compensation agencies or by a civil lawsuit. For this reason the diagnosis usually comes under close scrutiny. Several pitfalls can...
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Race for Perfection: Children's Rights and Enhancement Drugs
I. INTRODUCTION Today's society places a strong emphasis on perfection. Everyone strives to be the best, and often we want to become the best in the quickest way possible. Parents are no different in demanding the best from and for their children....
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Standards and Procedures for Determining Whether a Defendant Is Competent to Make the Ultimate Choice - Death; Ohio's New Precedent for Death Row "Volunteers" Standards
I. INTRODUCTION Currently there are over 3,500 inmates on death row in the United States.(1) Since 1976, 500 defendants have been executed by means of either lethal injection, electrocution, the gas chamber, hanging, or the firing squad.(2) There...
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What We-Re Not Telling Law Students - and Lawyers - That They Really Need to Know: Some Thoughts-in-Action toward Revitalizing the Profession from Its Roots
I. INTRODUCTION The current state of the legal profession confirms my personal lessons as a law student, litigation attorney, and clinical law teacher:(3) students are not told in law school what they really need to know to have meaningful and healthful...
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