Doctors, Honour and the Law

Medical Ethics in Imperial Germany

  • Andreas-Holger Maehle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andreas-Holger Maehle
    Pages 1-5
  3. Andreas-Holger Maehle
    Pages 122-130
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 131-198

About this book


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.


ethics Germany medical ethics self-determination

Authors and affiliations

  • Andreas-Holger Maehle
    • 1
  1. 1.Durham UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-36313-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-23439-0
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