CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1989
A cogent and balanced proposal for controlling the use of human fetal tissue in medical research and transplantation has been presented by the Committee on Ethics of the Stanford University Medical Center. It provides a framework as well as specific proposals for changes in federal regulations that deserve prompt implementation. The Stanford study affirms the medical importance and ethical appropriateness of using fetal tissue. The unique properties of fetal tissue offer "the hope of new medical treatments for millions of people" and, while benefits cannot be guaranteed, "the opportunities to preserve life and alleviate suffering could be enormous," the report concludes.
October 19, 1998 |
The explosive growth of the Internet has brought about an equally rapid rise in the number of online self-help services designed to help people deal with a wide range of medical problems. Many offer victims a chance to discuss their problem with others suffering similar afflictions, and some include experts who offer counseling and advice. But there is a problem. No one really knows how well, or even if, any of the programs really help.
October 26, 1990 |
In what surgeons say is the world's first lung transplant from a living donor, doctors at Stanford University Medical Center on Thursday removed one-third of the right lung of a 46-year-old woman and transplanted it into her 12-year-old daughter in a dramatic effort to save the girl. The child suffers from a rare, invariably fatal lung disease known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
October 29, 1990 |
The dramatic mother-to-daughter lung transplant at Stanford University Medical Center last week illustrates the risks surgeons and family members are prepared to take with potentially life-saving experimental operations. The complex procedure, planned by doctors for the last year and a half, also demonstrates that transplant surgeons are no longer satisfied with simply prolonging a person's life--particularly a child's--for a year or two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1992 |
Dr. Gerald Silverberg, acting chairman of Stanford University Medical School's neurosurgery department, has been demoted amid allegations that he sexually harassed a female colleague. Silverberg said he was asked last week to step down as chairman by Medical School Dean Dr. David Korn and university President Donald Kennedy. Silverberg, who has worked at Stanford for 30 years, said he also was told he will not be considered a candidate for permanent chairman of the department.
June 15, 2000 |
Striking nurses and hospital officials are scheduled to meet this week, the first talks since 1,730 registered nurses walked out of Stanford Medical Center and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital on June 7. Two meetings are scheduled, although neither is considered an official negotiating session. The first meeting, scheduled for today, was arranged by lawyers for the two sides.