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Carl Elliott (born July 25, 1961) is Professor in the Center for Bioethics and the Departments of Pediatrics and Philosophy at The University of Minnesota. A native South Carolinian, Elliott was educated at Davidson College in North Carolina and at Glasgow University in Scotland, where he received his PhD in philosophy. He received his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. Prior to his appointment at the University of Minnesota in 1997 he was on the faculty of McGill University in Montreal. He has held postdoctoral or visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, East Carolina University, the University of Otago in New Zealand and the University of Natal Medical School (now the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine), the first medical school in South Africa for non-white students. He is a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, where he led a faculty seminar on bioethics in 2003-04, and an honorary faculty member of the University of Otago Bioethics Centre in New Zealand.

Elliott's scholarly interests include the influence of market forces on medicine, the ethics of enhancement technologies, research ethics, the philosophy of psychiatry, and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Walker Percy. His articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Mother Jones, The Atlantic Monthly, The London Review of Books, The Believer, The American Prospect and Dissent. He is known for often taking darkly comic approaches to serious or offbeat topics. His New Yorker article, Guinea Pigging, covered professional research subjects, while an article in the December 2000 Atlantic Monthly discussed the phenomenon of apotemnophilia, the desire for amputation of a healthy limb. He has also written several satirical pieces, including an article for the American Prospect on Extreme Psychiatry as a reality TV show, and a piece for the Ruminator Review on "how to become an academic failure."

Elliott has authored or edited seven books, including A Philosophical Disease: Bioethics, Culture and Identity (Routledge, 1999), and Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream (W.W. Norton, 2003.). His most recent book is White Coat, Black Hat: Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine (Beacon Press, 2010).
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Total Books: 10
White Coat Black Hat Adventures on the Dark Side of Medicine
Better Than Well American Medicine Meets the American Dream
Better Than Well American Medicine Meets the American Dream
The Cost of Courage The Journey of an American Congressman
Maritime Northwest Garden Guide
2000 - Maritime Northwest Garden Guide (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780931380181
ISBN-10: 0931380189
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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A Philosophical Disease Bioethics Culture and Identity
1998 - A Philosophical Disease Bioethics Culture and Identity [Reflective Bioethics] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415919395
ISBN-10: 0415919398
Genres: Nonfiction, Medicine, Medical Books, Substores

The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide
1998 - The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780931380174
ISBN-10: 0931380170
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home

The Rules of Insanity Moral Responsibility and the Mentally Ill Offender
The Cost of Courage
1992 - The Cost of Courage (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780385420914
ISBN-10: 0385420919
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Nonfiction