Volume 23, Number 4, Winter 2012

Endoscopy During a Missile Attack: A Military Dilemma for Physicians

Stephen Malnick, Orit Faraj, and Alan Jotkowitz

The Journal of Clinical Ethics 23, no. 4 (Winter 2012): 345-7.


In modern warfare, civilian populations may find themselves under immediate personal danger with very little warning. While there are ways to minimize this danger, there is a paucity of literature discussing this modern dilemma, and it is therefore important to try to address these situations in advance both logistically and ethically. Discussion of this case includes several relevant ethical principles.

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