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John Gregory (1724–1773) made contributions to the history of medical ethics that secure for him the status as a major figure of that history (McCullough, 1998). Gregory wrote the first philosophical, secular, clinical medical ethics in the English language. His work on medical ethics achieved wide influence in Britain, Europe, and America, from the end of the eighteenth century well into the nineteenth century. These achievements alone make Gregory’s work on medical ethics worthy of serious attention by scholars in the histories of ideas, of philosphy, of medicine, and of medical ethics and bioethics.

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Medical Ethic Eighteenth Century Royal College Royal Infirmary Philosophical Study 
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