Doctors, Honour and the Law

Medical Ethics in Imperial Germany
Author(s): 
Maehle, Andreas-Holger
ISBN: 
9780230553309
Date published: 
April 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00

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 honour, professional politics and a paternalistic doctor-patient relationship rather than concern for patients' interests or the right of the sick to self-determination.