John Gregory and the Invention of Professional Medical Ethics and the Profession of Medicine by Laurence B. McCulloughJohn Gregory and the Invention of Professional Medical Ethics and the Profession of Medicine by Laurence B. McCullough

John Gregory and the Invention of Professional Medical Ethics and the Profession of Medicine

byLaurence B. McCullough

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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This is the first book-length scholarly study of the medical ethics of John Gregory (1724-1773), who wrote the first English-language bioethics. This book shows how Gregory invented professional medical ethics and, in the process, the concept of the profession of medicine as a fiduciary profession. Making extensive use of manuscript and other primary sources, the book provides the first complete intellectual biography of Gregory, placing his medical ethics in its eighteenth-century contexts of Scottish Enlightenment history and culture, Baconian science and philosophy of medicine, medical practice, the feminine and feminist philosophy of the Bluestocking Circle, and moral sense philosophy, particularly David Hume's concept of sympathy. A detailed examination of his texts on medical ethics is followed by a consideration of the implications of Gregory's medical ethics for contemporary bioethics, especially feminist bioethics. This book is intended for scholars, teachers, and students of bioethics, medical ethics, the history of medicine, and the history of medical ethics.
Title:John Gregory and the Invention of Professional Medical Ethics and the Profession of MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:367 pagesPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048149843

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1: An Introduction to John Gregory's Medical Ethics. I. Gregory's Contributions to the History of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine. II. Gregory's Contributions to Bioethics. III. Plan of this Book. IV. Conclusion. 2: John Gregory's Life and Times: An Intellectual History. I. Setting Gregory in Context. II. Scottish National Identity and the Social Principle. III. Great Expectations, 1724-1742: The `Academic Gregories'. IV. School Days, 1742-1746: Edinburgh and Leiden. V. Aberdeen, 1746-1754: Teaching, Practice, Marriage. VI. London, 1754-1755: Medical practice, the Bluestocking Circle. VII. Aberdeen, 1755-1764: Science of Man, Aberdeen Philosophical Society, Sympathy, and Laying Medicine Open. VIII. The Death of Gregory's Wife. IX. Edinburgh, 1764-1773: Professor of Medicine, the Royal Infirmary, Nervous Diseases, the Beattie-Hume Controversy, and Gregory's Correspondence with Mrs. Montagu. X. Gregory's Writings: Comparative View, A Father's Legacy, and Practice of Physic. XI. Gregory's Death. 3: Gregory's Medical Ethics. I. The Custom of Giving Preliminary Lectures: Leiden and Edinburgh. II. The Publication of Gregory's Lectures. III. Setting the Stage: Gregory's Intellectual Resources and Problem List. IV. The Texts. V. Gregory's Invention of Professional Medical Ethics and the Profession of Medicine in its Intellectual and Moral Senses. 4: Assessing Gregory's Medical Ethics. I. Then-Contemporary Views of Gregory's Medical Ethics. II. Gregory's Influence. III. Gregory's Importance for Bioethics. IV. Concluding Word. Notes. Bibliography. Index.