Medical jurisprudence; or, A code of ethics and institutes, adapted to the professions of physic and surgery.

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Title

Medical jurisprudence; or, A code of ethics and institutes, adapted to the professions of physic and surgery.

Subject

Medical ethics.
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
Percival, Thomas, 1740-1804.
Medical jurisprudence.

Description

Thomas Percival’s Medical ethics, published in 1803, is considered the first fundamental treatise on the conduct of physicians in hospital and private practice. Medical ethics was an expanded version of this earlier pamphlet, Medical jurisprudence. Over half of the original text is devoted to the knowledge physicians and surgeons should have of the law, including sections on wills, homicide, infanticide, dueling, rape, and poisonings.
This copy of the text bears a presentation inscription from Percival to renowned Philadelphia physician Benjamin Rush (1746-1813).

Abstract

A fundamental treatise on the conduct of physicians in hospital and private practice.

Creator

Percival, Thomas, 1740-1804.

Source

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection.

Date Created

1794.

Format

text

Extent

96, 19 pages

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

1.P.87.

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library through the Brigham Fund, 1929.

Files

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Citation

Percival, Thomas, 1740-1804., “Medical jurisprudence; or, A code of ethics and institutes, adapted to the professions of physic and surgery.,” OnView, accessed May 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17777.