Dan W. Brock on

The Future of  Bioethics… [On a ride on the Washington, D.C., Metro] from Anacostia to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., the life expectancy of the population living around the station rises a year for each stop.

“Social determinants largely affect incidence of disease… Medical care is imperfect in curing it” …  “Many unhealthy behaviors are disproportionately concentrated in the poor… Is this a result of personal failing or social injustice?” … “Cost effectiveness ignores issues of equity” … “Preventive services are systematically devalued…”

…Harvard Gazette, May 24, 2013