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Thomas Percival and the Production of Medical Ethics

  • John V. Pickstone
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Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 45)

Abstract

My interest in Thomas Percival arises from my position as a historian of medicine in, and indeed from, the Manchester region. Percival of course is a local hero. He is also an important figure in world medicine, and so Manchester medicine in the late eighteenth century has been the subject of major studies by historians in America [52], [14], [56]. And we have two newer reasons for re-examining Percival and his context.

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Medical Ethic Industrial Revolution Civic Virtue Fever Hospital Secular Ethic 
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