Medical Ethics in the Ancient World

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CONTENTS
List of Illustrationsxv
Prefacexvii
Notesxx
Acknowledgmentsxxi
INTRODUCTIONI
Notes7
PART I
The Social and Scientific Setting
1.THE STATUS OF THE PHYSICIANII
Types of Physicians11
Egyptian Influences15
Jewish Influences17
The Problem of Licensure18
The Relationship between Physicians and Philosophers21
Discussion Question23
Notes23
2.THEORIES OF HEALTH AND DISEASE27
The Hippocratic Humoral Theory27
The Democritean Atomistic Theory35
Plato and Aristole36

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xv
  • Preface xvii
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Social and Scientific Setting 9
  • 1: The Status of the Physician 11
  • 2: Theories of Health and Disease 27
  • 3: Attitudes Toward Death 50
  • Part II - The Rise of Medical Ethics 69
  • 4: Who Was Hippocrates? 71
  • 5: The Hippocratic Oath 83
  • Part III - Abortion and Euthanasia 113
  • 6: The Problem of Abortion 115
  • 7: The Problem of Euthanasia 147
  • 8: The Physicians Moral Responsibility 173
  • Conclusion 185
  • Epilogue 195
  • Appendix A - Principles of Medical Ethics 225
  • Appendix B - A Patient S Bill of Rights 227
  • Appendix C - Declaration of Geneva 230
  • Appendix D - Code for Nurses 231
  • Appendix E - Animal Use in Biomedical Research 233
  • Appendix F - Historical Chronology: Ancient Medicine and Culture 236
  • Select Bibliography 239
  • Index 251
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