Read over the Heinz Dilemma and answer the question on the back of the sheet. Also, read the chart that describes Erickson's theory of social development. Be prepared to discuss both tomorrow in class.
A woman was near death from a
special kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save
her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently
discovered. The drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging ten
times what the drug cost him to produce. He paid $200 for the radium and
charged $2,000 for a small dose of the drug. The sick woman's husband, Heinz,
went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about
$1,000 which is half of what it cost. He told the druggist that his wife was
dying and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist
said: “No, I discovered the drug and I'm going to make money from it.” So Heinz
got desperate and broke into the man's laboratory to steal the drug for his
wife. Should Heinz have broken into the laboratory to steal the drug for his
wife? Why or why not?