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    • The New Yorker Festival

    • Medical Breakthroughs: The New Frontier
    • By: J. Michael Bishop, Daniel Callahan, Eric Kandel, and others
    • Narrated by: Atul Gawande
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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    • Story
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    This panel discussion on medical breakthroughs was recorded live at the 2006 New Yorker Festival in New York City.

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Taming the Beloved Beast

    • How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System
    • By: Daniel Callahan
    • Narrated by: Xavier Paul Cadeau
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Technological innovation is deeply woven into the fabric of American culture, and is no less a basic feature of American health care. Medical technology saves lives and relieves suffering, and is enormously popular with the public, profitable for doctors, and a source of great wealth for industry. Yet its costs are rising at a dangerously unsustainable rate. The control of technology costs poses a terrible ethical and policy dilemma. How can we deny people what they may need to live and flourish?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice topic

    • By Jihad on 03-17-11

    Regular price: $24.95