The Codification of Medical Morality: Historical and Philosophical Studies of the Formalization of Western Medical Morality in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Volume One: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in the Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

The Codification of Medical Morality: Historical and Philosophical Studies of the Formalization of Western Medical Morality in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Volume One: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in the Eighteenth Century / Edition 1

by R.B. Baker, Roy Porter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0792319214

ISBN-13: 9780792319214

Pub. Date: 03/31/1993

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

This book offers the first wide-ranging survey of early medical ethics, primarily, but not exclusively, in the English-speaking world. Based on fresh historical research and philosophical analysis, the period covered is the 'long eighteenth century', culminating in the notable formal ethics of John Gregory and Thomas Percival. Particular attention is paid to the

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This book offers the first wide-ranging survey of early medical ethics, primarily, but not exclusively, in the English-speaking world. Based on fresh historical research and philosophical analysis, the period covered is the 'long eighteenth century', culminating in the notable formal ethics of John Gregory and Thomas Percival. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between the ethical dilemmas of actual practice and the formulations of philosophically-minded physicians. The historical and philosophical roots of late Enlightenment medical-ethical theories are also examined.
A second volume (1993) will examine developments in the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792319214
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/31/1993
Series:
Philosophy and Medicine Series, #45
Edition description:
1992
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction; R. Baker, D. Porter, R. Porter. Part One: Medical Propriety and Impropriety in the English-Speaking World Prior to the Formalization of Medical Ethics. Introduction; R. Baker. 1. Innocent and Honorable Bribes: Medical Manners in Eighteenth-Century Britain; M.E. Fissell. 2. Ethics and Dispute Behavior in the Career of Henry Bracken of Lancaster: Surgeon, Physician and Manmidwife; D. Harley. 3. Plutus or Hygeia? Thomas Beddoes on the Crisis of Medical Ethics in Britain at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century; R. Porter. Part Two: The Eighteenth Century Philosophical Background. Introduction; R. Baker. 4. Common Sense and Virtue in the Scottish Moralists; T. Beauchamp. 5. Natural Law and Medical Ethics in the Eighteenth Century; J.G. Kordesch. Part Three: The Formalization of medical Ethics. Introduction; R. Baker. 6. John Gregory's Medical Ethics and Humean Sympathy: A Closer Look; L.B. McCullough. 7. Thomas Percival and the Production of Medical Ethics; J. Pickstone. 8. Deciphering Percival's Code; R. Baker. Index.

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