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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2007, Volume 9, Number 2: 81-160.

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February 2007 Contents

Patients, Doctors and Medical Device Technologies

Ethics Poll

Many commercial screening centers around the country offer full body scans to the public. This sort of imaging should be available:
Deaf children should have access to cochlear implants even if their parents prefer that they not receive the implants.
Use of medical devices (e.g., automatic blood pressure cuff, imaging) in clinical practice distances doctors from their patients.

From the Editor

Ethics in the Age of Medical Device Technologies
Thomas Ng
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:83-85.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Ethics of Cutting-Edge Device Research
Commentary by Harvey L. Gordon
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:86-90.

Turning Off an Implanted Life-Saving Device
Commentary by Lofty L. Basta and Katrina A. Bramstedt
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:91-98.

Risks and Benefits of the New Medical Imaging Enterprise
Commentary by Judy Illes and Scott W. Atlas
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:99-103.

Guiding Patients toward Prudent Use of Technologies
Commentary by Pamela Saha and Subrata Saha
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:104-108.

Journal Discussion

Diagnostic Tools and the Hands-On Physical Examination
Douglas P. Olson and Katalin E. Roth
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:113-118.

Medical Education

Corporate Sponsorship of Continuing Medical Education
Rosamond Rhodes and James D. Capozzi
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:109-112.

Clinical Pearl

Imaging Modalities for Back Pain
Preeti A. Sukerkar
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:119-122.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Waiver of Consent in Medical Procedure Research
Matthew Stonecipher
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:123-127.

Medicine and Society

Ethical and Social Challenges of Brain-Computer Interfaces
Paul R. Wolpe
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:128-131.

Neuroprosthetics and Neuroenhancement: Can We Draw a Line?
Steffen K. Rosahl
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:132-139.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Must Publicly Funded Research Be Culturally Neutral?
Neil Levy
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:140-142.

History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Humanities

Technology and the Patient-Physician Relationship: A Defining Historic Moment
Stanley J. Reiser
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:143-146.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:158-160.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:158-160.