We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Daniel Callahan on July 16, 2019. Callahan, was undoubtedly one of the founders of modern bioethics. He was a mentor, scholar, and friend.
The Center for Bioethics has the privilege of sharing an article he wrote this past summer, Bioethics and The Future: Can progress be tamed? This article will be featured in the upcoming issue of the HMS Bioethics Journal.
Callahan's research covered a range of subjects, including abortion, elder care, health care policy, and the idea of a "good death." He earned his PhD from Harvard University and was a mentor, author of numberous books and research paper, and was co-founder of the Hastings Center.