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Science  12 Mar 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5664, pp. 1613-1614
DOI: 10.1126/science.1095703

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What Price Better Health? Hazards of the Research Imperative. by Daniel Callahan. University of California Press, Berkeley, and The Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2003. 341 pp. $29.95, £19.95. ISBN 0-520-22771-9.

Callahan's exploration of the history, conduct, and goals of biomedical research in the United States questions the claims that more science improves our lives and that aging is a preventable disease.