An introduction to Jukes Styrap’s a code of medical ethics (1878)

  • Peter Bartrip
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 49)


Jukes Styrap (de Styrap as he was sometimes known) compiled the only important code of medical ethics to be published in Victorian England. Following its initial publication, in 1878, revised and enlarged editions appeared in 1886, 1890, and 1895. These incorporated fresh material, including sections on consultation with homeopaths, railway medical etiquette, medical detectivism, and an appendix on the issue of bulletins from the sickrooms of distinguished patients. The 2nd edition amounted to a major revision for it ran to 56 pages, exclusive of introduction and preface, whereas its predecessor (reproduced here) had filled only 27. Subsequent editions showed more modest changes.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Bartrip
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  1. 1.Nene CollegeNorthhamptonEngland

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