The Edmund D. Pellegrino Special Collection in Medical Ethics and Philosophy

Inaugurated on July 14, 2011, this special collection was created to honor Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, MACP, at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity's 18th annual summer conference, The Scandal of Bioethics: Reclaiming Christian Influence in Technology, Science, and Medicine. This collection housed in CBHD's Research Library recognizes the unique contribution of Dr. Pellegrino to the field of bioethics, the virtuous practice of medicine, and advancement of scholarship in Christian bioethics. Dr. Pellegrino's work that explored enduring issues in the philosophy of medicine, the patient-physician relationship, and the application of Christian virtue to the practice of medicine guide the acquisitions of this collection. A portion of the Center's annual budget is dedicated to procuring resources within the areas of moral theology, philosophy, and medical ethics that contribute to and continue the legacy of Dr. Pellegrino's life work. In addition to general works in these areas, this collection includes over 180 volumes from Dr. Pellegrino's personal library as well as several personal notebooks from his early years of research and writing.

An electronic catalog of the holdings in this collections is available through Zotero.

Dr. Pellegrino was a frequent plenary speaker and course lecturer at CBHD's annual summer conferences, beginning in 1995. For most of the Center's history, he served as a Fellow with CBHD and from 2010-2013 as a Distinguished Fellow of CBHD's Academy of Fellows. For more information about Dr. Pellegrino, please visit his bio.

Link to the original press release.

Link to the Installation video.

Link to Pellegrino's response video.