Oath betrayed military medicine and the war on terror by Steven H. Miles

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Published by Random House in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Abu Ghraib Prison,
  • Prisoners of war -- Medical care -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Medical personnel -- Professional ethics -- United States,
  • Medicine, Military -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Torture -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Prisoners of war -- Abuse of -- Iraq,
  • Prisoners of war -- Abuse of -- Afghanistan,
  • Prisoners of war -- Abuse of -- Cuba,
  • War on terrorism, 2001- -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Guańtanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementSteven H. Miles.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR725.5 .M55 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 220 p.
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22734623M
ISBN 10140006578X

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