Michael Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics

  • Howard Brody
  • Zahra Meghani
  • Kimberley Greenwald

Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 105)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introductory Essay: Michael Ryan and Medical Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 3-16
    3. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 17-34
    4. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 35-76
  3. Selected Writings by Ryan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-88
    2. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 89-109
    3. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 111-115
    4. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 117-128
    5. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 129-140
    6. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 141-180
    7. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 181-189
    8. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 191-222
    9. Howard Brody, Zahra Meghani, Kimberley Greenwald
      Pages 223-242
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 243-258

About this book

Introduction

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.

 

  • Gathers the key ethical writings of an often overlooked author in one volume
  • Provides first detailed biography of Ryan
  • Ryan is compared and contrasted in detail with predecessors, Gregory and Percival
  • Highlights the unique, original contributions of Ryan to medical ethics

Keywords

19th century bioethics ethics history of medical ethics medical ethics physician research ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Howard Brody
    • 1
  • Zahra Meghani
    • 2
  • Kimberley Greenwald
  1. 1.Institute for the Medical HumanitiesUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.Philosophy DepartmentUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3049-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3048-1
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3049-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0376-7418
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