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Author Mehlman, Maxwell J.
Title The Price of Perfection : Individualism and Society in the Era of Biomedical Enhancement / Maxwell J. Mehlman.
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Subject Medical innovations -- Social aspects.
Perfection -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social medicine.
Biomedical Enhancement.
Decision Making.
Doping in Sports.
Social Identification.
Description 1 online resource (309 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The technological horizon -- Self-satisfaction -- Social reward -- The hegemony of meritocracy -- Access to enhancements and the challenge to equality -- Lack of choice -- Enhancements in sports -- The lessons from sports -- The war on enhancements -- Promoting safety, efficacy, and informed decisionmaking -- Protecting the vulnerable -- Access and inequality -- Abominations -- Research on enhancement.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780801895388 (electronic bk.)
0801895383 (electronic bk.)
9780801892639 (alk. paper)
0801892635 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 557675957
Additional Format Print version: Mehlman, Maxwell J. Price of perfection. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009 9780801892639 (DLC) 2008037854 (OCoLC)245512243