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An introduction to the Boston medical police of 1808

  • Robert Baker
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 49)

Abstract

Revisionists charge that professional codes of medical ethics amount to little more than trade union regulations wrapped in a fig-leaf of etiquette and puffed up with elevated rhetoric. No code lends itself more readily to this interpretation than the Boston Medical Police of 1808. Carleton Chapman, an eminent physician and historian of medicine, discounts the ethical significance of the Boston Medical Police in a single dismissive paragraph.

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Social Contract Medical Society Standing Committee Boston Medical Consult Physician 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Baker
    • 1
  1. 1.the Department of PhilosophyUnion CollegeSchenectady

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