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Reciprocity in the development of Anglo-American medical ethics, 1765–1865

  • Chester Burns
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 49)

Abstract

From the beginnings of recorded human history, ideals and ideas about values have been associated with the personal and professional activities of medical practitioners. The professional values can be classified best under the following four headings: (1) the education of medical practitioners, (2) consultations with other practitioners, (3) transactions between physicians and patients, and (4) relationships between medical practitioners and communities. During the one hundred years encompassed by this study, Anglo-American physicians experienced value changes within all four of these categories of interpersonal relationships (see [3], [8]). These changes are well illustrated by the ideals of three British physicians: John Gregory (1724–1773), Thomas Percival (1740–1804), and Michael Ryan (1800–1841).

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Medical Ethic Medical Practitioner Forensic Medicine Medical Society Professional Ethic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chester Burns
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  1. 1.Institute for the Medical HumanitiesUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalveston

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