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Doctors, Honour and the Law: Medical Ethics in Imperial Germany Andreas-Holger Maehle

Doctors, Honour and the Law: Medical Ethics in Imperial Germany

Andreas-Holger Maehle

Published April 15th 2009
ISBN : 9780230553309
Hardcover
200 pages
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Medical ethics in Imperial Germany were entangled with professional, legal and social issues. This book shows how doctors ethical decision-making was led by their notions of male honor, professional politics and a paternalistic doctor-patientMoreMedical ethics in Imperial Germany were entangled with professional, legal and social issues. This book shows how doctors ethical decision-making was led by their notions of male honor, professional politics and a paternalistic doctor-patient relationship rather than concern for patients interests or the right of the sick to self-determination.