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David Rothman

Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and Director of the Center on Medicine as a Profession at Columbia

Rothman trained as a social historian, he has written widely on medicine. His subjects include the history of caretaker institutions, the implications of the rise of bioethics and law for medicine, and medical professionalism with a focus on conflict of interest. His recent book, Trust is Not Enough (2006) addresses among other issues, the ethics of research in third-world countries and how markets in organs for transplantation have become a worldwide phenomena.