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Medicine and morality in the ancient world

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an analysis of Galen's medical and philosophical writings
Abstract:

The great power of the medical profession over the lives of men entails a wealth of moral problems in medical practice and lends particular importance to questions of the responsibility of the physician. We investigate the solutions offered by Galen, the most prolific medical author of classical Antiquity, in his medical and philosophical writings. Issues of ethics and moral psychology are discussed in numerous passages of Galen's works, and he even devoted a number of treatises exclusive...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Publication date:
1999
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602330234
URN:
uuid:986686c2-8397-43ae-9b61-44ffdf85770a
Local pid:
td:602330234
Language:
English
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