Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics by Howard A. BrodyMichael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics by Howard A. Brody

Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics

EditorHoward A. Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberly Greenwald

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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Michael Ryan (d. 1840) remains one of the most mysterious figures in the history of medical ethics, despite the fact that he was the only British physician during the middle years of the 19th century to write about ethics in a systematic way. Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics offers both an annotated reprint of his key ethical writings, and an extensive introductory essay that fills in many previously unknown details of Ryan's life, analyzes the significance of his ethical works, and places him within the historical trajectory of the field of medical ethics.
Title:Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pagesPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsPart One. Introductory Essay: Michael Ryan and Medical EthicsI. Medical Ethics in the English and Scottish EnlightenmentA. John GregoryB. Thomas PercivalII. Michael Ryan: A Biographical SummaryA. OriginsB. Medical StudiesC. Irish Medical CareerD. New Directions-London, 1828E. The Medico-Botanical SocietyF. The London Medical and Surgical JournalG. The Ramadge Case H. Later History of the LMSJI. Ryan the Medical LecturerJ. Ryan's Medical WritingsK. The Metropolitan Free HospitalL. Ryan's DeathIII. Ryan's Writings on Medical EthicsA. Manual of Medical JurisprudenceB. Manual on MidwiferyC. Prostitution in London and Philosophy of MarriageD. Ryan's Later InfluenceE. Ryan's Place in the Development of Modern Medical EthicsNotesPart Two. Selected Writings by RyanExplanatory Note on Selections from Ryan's WorksI. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence (2nd Edition, 1836)Title Page and ContentsPreface to the First EditionPreface to the Second EditionIntroductionChapter 1. Origin of Medicine-Veneration for Its CultivatorsChapter II. Medical Ethics of HippocratesChapter III. Medical Ethics of the Middle AgesChapter IV. Ethics of the Present AgeChapter V. American Medical EthicsChapter VI. Medical EducationII. Selections from Ryan's Obstetrical WritingsProfessional Duties of the Obstetrician, or AccoucheurFrom Manual on Midwifery, 1828 editionFrom Manual of Midwifery, 1841 editionConflicts between Preserving the Lives of Infant and Mother: From Manual of Midwifery, 1841 editionBibliographyWritings by Michael RyanOther WorksIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The work of a key figure in the history of medical ethics, Michael Ryan, is the focus of this very important book. It provides critical commentary and historical analysis as well as some of Ryan's important texts. . This is appropriate for scholars and students in medical ethics and bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and history of medicine. This authoritative volume will advance scholarship. . This is an excellent book and a significant contribution to the field." (Ana Smith Iltis, Doody's Review Service, January, 2010)"This book was produced to fill the 19th century gap in the history of medical ethics . . One of the most interesting parts of the book for current students of medical ethics is a short debate Brody sets up with another giant of the field . . the rich historical treatment of medical ethics lived and practiced by Michael Ryan which has been given to us in a very readable form by Howard Brody and his capable collaborators in this excellent book." (Jack T. Hanford, Ethics Medicine, Vol. 28 (1), 2012)