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Personhood: a biological phenomenon

Emile M. Scarpelli
From the journal


Understanding the nature of the offspring from conception to birth is the fundamental requirement upon which clinical practice and laboratory research of Perinatal Medicine is based. Thus, definition of the person is essential, and “personhood” is not an arbitrary convention. Rather, it is a verity of nature, known and documented by biologists and understandable to all.

Published Online: 2005-06-01
Published in Print: 2001-11-02

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