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Thomas Abel teaches in the Institute for Medical Sociology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Marburg, Germany. His work in comparative medical sociology focuses on social stratification and life chances in health. Dr. Abel’s latest article examines issues in measuring health components of lifestyles.
Charles M. Culver is professor of psychiatry and McInerny Professor of Medical Ethics at Dartmouth Medical School. The philosophy of medicine and medical ethics figure importantly among his fields of interest. This past year Dr. Culver edited the volume Ethics at the Bedside.
Norman Daniels is Goldthwaite Professor of Rhetoric and chair in the Department of Philosophy of Tufts University. He works professionally on issues of justice and health policy, including ethical questions arising from the HIV epidemic. Dr. Daniels recently published an article on human rights, population aging, and intergenerational equity.
Bernard Gert is professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College. Dimensions of moral philosophy and the scope of applied and professional ethics constitute his primary fields of work. Dr. Gert’s latest book is an exploration of morality.
Richard B. Saltman is associate professor, Program in Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He specializes in comparisons of health systems and organization of health-care providers. Dr. Saltman has coauthored a forthcoming volume on planned markets and public competition in Northern European countries.
David Barton Smith is professor in the Department of Health Ad- ministration, School of Business and Management, at Temple University. Medical-care organization and health planning are among his fields of professional interest. Dr. Smith is the coauthor of a forthcoming article on regional hospital discharges against medical advice.
Jere A. Wysong is professor of sociology and director of the health services administration program, State University of New York, College at Fredonia. His current work focuses on comparative health systems and access to medical care. Dr. Wysong recently coauthored an article on stratification and competition in the German health insurance system.
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