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The Cambridge World History of Medical Ethics is the first comprehensive scholarly account of the global history of medical ethics. Offering original interpretations of the field by leading bioethicists and historians of medicine, it will serve as the essential point of departure for future scholarship in the field. The book reconceptualises the history of medical ethics through the creation of new categories, including the life cycle; discourses of religion, philosophy, and bioethics; and the relationship between medical ethics and the state, which includes a historical reexamination of the ethics of apartheid, colonialism, communism, health policy, imperialism, militarism, Nazi medicine, Nazi 'medical ethics', and research ethics. Also included are the first global chronology of persons and texts; the first concise biographies of major figures in medical ethics; and the first comprehensive bibliography of the history of medical ethics. An extensive index guides readers to topics, texts, and proper names.
Robert Baker is William D. Williams professor of philosophy at Union College and director of the Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program. Founding chair of the History of Medical Ethics Affinity Group of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, Baker is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including the award-winning American Medical Ethics Revolution. A four-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he currently co-directs a grant from the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center to train research ethicists in transition societies in Central and Eastern Europe. Laurence B. McCullough is Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and Associate Director for Education in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He has published 10 books and more than 375 scholarly articles and book chapters on the history of medical ethics, the ethics of the major medical specialties, research ethics, and the philosophy of Leibniz. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health, and the American Council of Learned Societies.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2008
Edited by Laurence B. McCullough
Edited by Robert B. Baker
Country of Publication
Cambridge University Press
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