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Published: 01 July 2008

168 Pages

ISBN: 9780195369847

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A Short History of Medical Ethics

Albert R Jonsen

The current argument over the role of physicians in assisting patietns to die constantly refers to the ethical duties of the profession. References ot the Hippocratic Oath are often heard. Many modern problems, from assisted suicide to accessible health care, raise questions about the traditional ethics of medicine and the medical profession. However, few know what the traditional ethics are and how they came into being. This book provides a brief tour of the complex story of medical ethics evolved over centuries in both Western and Eastern culture.


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