Doctors, Honour and the Law: Medical Ethics in Imperial Germany by A. MaehleDoctors, Honour and the Law: Medical Ethics in Imperial Germany by A. Maehle

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

byA. Maehle

Hardcover | March 26, 2009

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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 honour, professional politics and a paternalistic doctor-patient relationship rather than concern for patients' interests or the right of the sick to self-determination.
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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Title:Doctors, Honour and the Law: Medical Ethics in Imperial GermanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.69 inPublished:March 26, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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

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'The book is to be praised for opening up a series of new debates for historians of medical ethics, medicine and modern Germany.'

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