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Doctors and Ethics

The Historical Setting of Professional Ethics

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Edited by Andrew Wear, Johanna Geyer-Kordesch and Roger French

Medical ethics has been a constant adjunct of Western medicine from its origins in Greek times. Although the Hippocratic Oath has been intensely studied, until recently there has been very little historical work on medical ethics between the Oath and Thomas Percival's Medical Ethics of 1803, which is commonly thought of as the first treatise on modern medical ethics. This volume brings together original research which throws new light on how standards of behaviour for medical practitioners were articulated in the different religious, political and social as well as medical contexts from the classical period until the nineteenth century. Its ten essays will place the early history of medical ethics into the framework of the new social and intellectual history of medicine that has been developed in the last ten years.

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Edited by Vivian Nutton and Roy Porter

Professional education forms a key element in the transmission of medical learning and skills, in occupational solidarity and in creating and recreating the very image of the practitioner. Yet the history of British medical education has hitherto been surprisingly neglected. Building upon papers contributed to two conferences on the history of medical education in the early 1990s, this volume presents new research and original synthesis on key aspects of medical instruction, theoretical and practical, from early medieval times into the present century. Academic and practical aspects are equally examined, and balanced attention is given to different sites of instruction, be it the university or the hospital. The crucial role of education in medical qualifications and professional licensing is also examined as is the part it has played in the regulation of the entry of women to the profession.

Contributors are Juanita Burnby, W.F. Bynum, Laurence M. Geary, Faye Getz, Johanna Geyer-Kordesch, S.W.F. Holloway, Stephen Jacyna, Peter Murray Jones, Helen King, Susan C. Lawrence, Irvine Loudon, Margaret Pelling, Godelieve Van Heteren, and John Harley Warner.

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Edited by Roy Porter

The interpretation of eighteenth-century medicine has been much contested. Some have view it as a wilderness of rationalism and arid theories between the Scientific Revolution and the astonishing changes of the nineteenth-century. Other scholars have emphasized the close and fruitful links between medicine and the Enlightenment, suggesting that medical advance was the very embodiment of the philosphes’ ideal of a practical science that would improve mankind’s lot and foster human happiness.
In a series of essays covering Great Britain, France, Germany and other parts of Europe, noted historians debate these issues through detailed examinations of major aspects of eighteenth-century medicine and medical controversy, including such topics as the introduction of smallpox inoculation, the transformation of medical education, and the treatment of the insane. The essays as a whole suggest a positive reading of the transformations in eighteenth-century medicine, while stressing local diversity and uneven development.

Muqarnas, Volume 30

Celebrating Thirty Years of Muqarnas

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Edited by Gülru Necipoğlu

Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In this thirtieth-anniversary issue of Muqarnas, various scholars provide their thoughts on the publication’s impact on the field of Islamic art. The volume contains articles on historiographical issues as well as others that emphasize the multicultural expansion of the field. There are also essays on Timurid and Safavid manuscript painting and al-Hariri’s Maqāmāt.

Authors include Benedict Cuddon, Silvia Armando, Ayşin Yoltar-Yıldırım, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Jennifer Pruitt, Peter Christensen, David J. Roxburgh, Abolala Soudavar, and Lâle Uluç, with contributions to the “Notes and Sources” section by Serpil Bağcı, Gülru Necipoğlu, and Ebba Koch.

Himmlers Forscher

Wehrwissenschaft und Medizinverbrechen im "Ahnenerbe" der SS. 2., durchgesehene Auflage

Julien Reitzenstein

Im Nürnberger Ärzteprozess wurde Wolfram Sievers für die unter seiner Verantwortung im Institut für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung begangenen Medizinverbrechen zum Tode verurteilt.

Nun liegt erstmals eine Gesamtdarstellung dieser aus dem »Ahnenerbe« der SS hervorgegangenen Einrichtung vor. Nahezu ausschließlich auf der Grundlage von Archivquellen rekonstruiert der Autor die Arbeit aller Bereiche des Instituts für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung.

Dabei werden nicht nur bisher unbekannte Abteilungen vorgestellt, sondern auch zahlreiche weitere neue Erkenntnisse präsentiert: Die bislang ungeklärte Identität der Opfer von Kampfstoff-Versuchen wird ebenso aufgedeckt wie die Beteiligung des Instituts an der Entwicklung von B- und C-Waffen oder die Aneignung von Immobilien teils prominenter Voreigentümer.

Ferner wird die komplexe Personal- und Finanzstruktur des Ahnenerbe e.V., der Ahnenerbe-Stiftung, des Instituts für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung und des Amtes A (Ahnenerbe) im Hauptamt Persönlicher Stab Reichsführer SS sichtbar gemacht.

Das akribisch recherchierte Buch führt in die Welt der SS-Forscher und ihrer Zielsetzungen. Gleichzeitig wird ein plastisches Beispiel dafür gegeben, wie es einem ehrgeizigen und opportunistischen Wissenschaftsmanager durch die Kooperation mit Heinrich Himmler gelang, dass sein Forschungsinstitut noch in der Endphase des Krieges weiter expandieren konnte.

„Das wichtigste Buch über das SS-Ahnenerbe seit Jahrzehnten. Vergleichbar profunde Studien wünscht man sich auch zu anderen Teilen des SS-Imperiums.“
(Sven Felix Kellerhoff, Geschichtsredakteur DIE WELT)

„Die gewählte Form stellt nicht nur ein ‚Kompendium‘ zum Institut für wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung zur Verfügung. Es gelingt darüber hinaus, Schneisen durch das Dickicht der Polykratie zu schlagen und aus diesem Blickwinkel die Enthegung der deutschen Wehrmedizin zu durchleuchten.“
(Dr. Richard Kühl, Medizinhistoriker)