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“Medical Ethics and Frankenstein’s Monster”

  • Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewing Co. 105 E. Jefferson Ave. Kirkwood, MO 63122 (map)

Two hundred years ago, Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein portrayed a dark fantasy—a man who succeeds in creating life. Dr. Franksenstein abandoned his monster only to be destroyed by it, and Shelly's tale vividly foreshadows many of the ethical, medical, and social challenges we confront today. Dr. Kodner addresses issues raised by stem cell research, care for the under-served and under-insured of our country, and the destructive power of prejudice and forced isolation.

Ira J. Kodner, MD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery; moderated by: Cynthia Wichelman, M.D. Click link for more information.