Medicine Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal exploring the historical development as well as the theoretical, philosophical, cultural, and ethical dimensions of modern medicine and allied sciences. The aim of the journal is to contribute to a better understanding of the inextricable interrelations of medicine, science, technology, and society, and the practical and conceptual consequences of their interplay. The journal promotes inter- and transdisciplinary approaches, true to the conviction that addressing contemporary challenges in medical ethics and bioethics requires knowledge about historical and cultural contexts and processes together with an analysis of the theoretical foundations of medicine and its allied sciences. The journal publishes articles concerned with the historical, philosophical, anthropological, cultural, social and ethical dimensions of medicine and is devoted to an inter- and trans-disciplinary discourse on medicine and allied sciences. By opening up this discourse, Medicine Studies responds to the need for a thorough analysis of developments, prospects, and ethical challenges arising in modern medicine.