Before Bioethics

Before Bioethics

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The first history of American medical ethics published in more than a half century, Before Bioethics tracks the evolution of American medical ethics from colonial midwives and physicians' oaths to current bioethical controversies over abortion, AIDS, animal rights, and physician-assisted suicide.Europeans rejected the notion of codes of medical ethics because such codes affronted ideals of gentlemanly honor. ... Medical Council (GMC), which was given the censora#39;s power of a€œregisteringa€ (i.e., licensing) practitioners or a€œstrikinga€ their names from the official registera€” ... This list gradually expanded into a system of a€œWarning Noticesa€ published in medical journals and collected as a pamphlet.

Title:Before Bioethics
Author:Robert Baker
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2013-09-19


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