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The Price of Perfection

The Sound of Ideas
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Humans are often engaged in some degree of biomedical enhancement. At one end, there's the morning cup of coffee to stay alert during a 9 a.m. meeting. On the other end, there's the tradition of giving amphetamines to fighter pilots and the increasingly common practice of taking Adderall or Ritalin before college exams. The purposes may be similar, but our feelings about them are very divergent. Local bioethicist Maxwell Mehlman explores this territory in his new book, and he'll be our guest, Tuesday morning at 9.


Maxwell Mehlman author, The Price of Perfection: Individualism and Society in the Era of biomedical Enhancement, Petersilge Professor of Law and director of the Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University

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