Remaking bioethics’ history in Latin America. James Drane’s contribution?


  • Fernando Lolas Stepke Universidad de Chile


This article presents the person and work of James Drane in their relation to bioethics in Latin America. After a brief analysis of his career and publications, the establishment of a study center at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is underscored, a legacy of the late Russell B. Roth and his family, which will perpetuate the spirit of free inquiry and loyalty to his principles that Drane has kept throughout his life.


Latin American bioethics, PAHO, James Drane.

Author Biography

Fernando Lolas Stepke, Universidad de Chile

Profesor Titular de la Universidad de Chile. Director de la Unidad de Bioética, OPS/OMS.