Medicalized weapons and modern war

Michael L. Gross

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"Medicalized" weapons-those that rely on advances in neuroscience, physiology, and pharmacology-offer the prospect of reducing casualties and protecting civilians. They could be especially useful in modern asymmetric wars in which conventional states are pitted against guerrilla or insurgent forces. But may physicians and other medical workers participate in their development?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-43
Number of pages10
JournalHastings Center Report
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects


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