"It takes a seasoned Psychiatrist to make it plain that conjugal reproduction is giving way to a non-conjugal counterpart. It takes a seasoned Ethicist to make sense of it all. The author, straddling both disciplines, lays out a tapestry unlike any other." - Eli Adashi, former Dean, Brown University Medical School; First receipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine
In this intelligent, rigorous book, Robert Kiltzman looks at the morality of morality—at how the bodies set up to protect research subjects can end up injuring us all. This examination of our confused notions of safety, honesty, and transparency demonstrates that none of these is simple, and that in striving toward any one, we easily betray the others. It is a book about how seeking to do the right thing can lead to justice, and about how equally often it fails to do so.
- Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree (National Book Critics Circle Award winner), and Noonday Demon ( National Book Award winner)
"An unforgettable picture of what extremity looks like...intense."
"I know of no higher praise than to name a book necessary. Being Positive is that and more.