Doctors, Honour and the Law: Medical Ethics in Imperial Germany

Hardcover | April 15, 2009

byAndreas-Holger Maehle

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Medical ethics in Imperial Germany were entangled with professional, legal and social issues. This book shows how doctors ethical decision-making was led by their notions of male honor, professional politics and a paternalistic doctor-patient relationship rather than concern for patients interests or the right of the sick to self-determination.

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Medical ethics in Imperial Germany were entangled with professional, legal and social issues. This book shows how doctors ethical decision-making was led by their notions of male honor, professional politics and a paternalistic doctor-patient relationship rather than concern for patients interests or the right of the sick to self-deter...

ANDREAS-HOLGER MAEHLE is Professor of History of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Durham University, UK, where he directs the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease. He has published widely on the history of medicine, including Drugs on Trial: Experimental Pharmacology and Therapeutic Innovation in the Eighteenth Century (Rodopi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.83 × 5.6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553303

ISBN - 13:9780230553309

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Disciplinig Doctors: The Medical Courts of Honour
The Limits of Medical Confidentiality
Patient Information and Consent: Self-Determination versus Benevolent Paternalism
The Literature on Medical Ethics and Conduct
Conclusions
Bibliography