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    Medical Ethics in the Ancient World (Clinical Medical Ethics) (Paperback) By (author) Paul Carrick

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    DescriptionIn this book, Paul Carrick charts the ancient Greek and Roman foundations of Western medical ethics. Surveying 1500 years of pre-Christian medical moral history, Carrick applies insights from ancient medical ethics to developments in contemporary medicine such as advance directives, gene therapy, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, and surrogate motherhood. He discusses such timeless issues as the social status of the physician; attitudes toward dying and death; and, the relationship of medicine to philosophy, religion, and popular morality. Opinions of a wide range of ancient thinkers are consulted, including physicians, poets, philosophers, and patients. He also explores the puzzling question of Hippocrates' identity, analyzing not only the Hippocratic Oath but also the Father of Medicine's lesser-known works. Complete with chapter discussion questions, illustrations, a map, and appendices of ethical codes, "Medical Ethics in the Ancient World" will be useful in courses on the medical humanities, ancient philosophy, bioethics, comparative cultures, and the history of medicine. Accessible to both professionals and to those with little background in medical philosophy or ancient science, Carrick's book demonstrates that in the ancient world, as in our own postmodern age, physicians, philosophers, and patients embraced a diverse array of perspectives on the most fundamental questions of life and death.


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    Title
    Medical Ethics in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Carrick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780878408498
    ISBN 10: 0878408495
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA, MBDC, HPCA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: MED050000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    DC22: 174.209
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    DC21: 174.2098
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, NHD, NHC, MBDC
    Publisher
    Georgetown University Press
    Imprint name
    Georgetown University Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Washington, DC
    Author Information
    Paul Carrick teaches philosophy at Gettysburg College. He is a consultant for Pinnacle Health Hospitals and founding director of the Honors Program at Harrisburg Area Community College.