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Daniel Callahan

Daniel Callahan is Research Scholar and President Emeritus of the Hastings Center, a nonpartisan bioethics research center. He is the author or editor of many books, including, most recently, Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System.

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A Life in Bioethics

Daniel Callahan helped invent the field of bioethics more than forty years ago when he decided to use his training in philosophy to grapple with ethical problems in biology and medicine. Disenchanted with academic philosophy because of its analytical bent and distance from the concerns of real life, Callahan found the ethical issues raised by the rapid medical advances of the 1960s—which included the birth control pill, heart transplants, and new capacities to keep very sick people alive—to be philosophical questions with immediate real-world relevance.