Classics of Medical Ethics

Michael Ryan’s Writings on Medical Ethics

Editors: Brody, Howard A., Meghani, Zahra, Greenwald, Kimberly (Eds.)

  • Gathers the key ethical writings of an often overlooked author in one volume
  • Provides a detailed biography of Ryan
  • Compares and contrasts Ryan with predecessors, Gregory and Percival
  • Highlights the unique, original contributions of Ryan to medical ethics
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Michael Ryan (d. 1840) remains one of the most mysterious figures in the history of medical ethics, despite the fact that he was the only British physician during the middle years of the 19th century to write about ethics in a systematic way. Michael Ryan’s Writings on Medical Ethics offers both an annotated reprint of his key ethical writings, and an extensive introductory essay that fills in many previously unknown details of Ryan’s life, analyzes the significance of his ethical works, and places him within the historical trajectory of the field of medical ethics.

 

  • Gathers the key ethical writings of an often overlooked author in one volume
  • Provides first detailed biography of Ryan
  • Ryan is compared and contrasted in detail with predecessors, Gregory and Percival
  • Highlights the unique, original contributions of Ryan to medical ethics

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The work of a key figure in the history of medical ethics, Michael Ryan, is the focus of this very important book. It provides critical commentary and historical analysis as well as some of Ryan’s important texts. … This is appropriate for scholars and students in medical ethics and bioethics, philosophy of medicine, and history of medicine. This authoritative volume will advance scholarship. … This is an excellent book and a significant contribution to the field.” (Ana Smith Iltis, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2010)

“This book was produced to fill the 19th century gap in the history of medical ethics … . One of the most interesting parts of the book for current students of medical ethics is a short debate Brody sets up with another giant of the field … . the rich historical treatment of medical ethics lived and practiced by Michael Ryan which has been given to us in a very readable form by Howard Brody and his capable collaborators in this excellent book.” (Jack T. Hanford, Ethics Medicine, Vol. 28 (1), 2012)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Medical Ethics in the English and Scottish Enlightenment

    Brody, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Michael Ryan: A Biographical Summary

    Brody, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • Ryan's Writings on Medical Ethics

    Brody, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 35-76

  • Introduction

    Brody, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 89-109

  • Origin of Medicine - Veneration for Its Cultivators

    Brody, Howard (et al.)

    Pages 111-115

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3049-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-3048-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3065-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Michael Ryan’s Writings on Medical Ethics
Editors
  • Howard A. Brody
  • Zahra Meghani
  • Kimberly Greenwald
Series Title
Classics of Medical Ethics
Series Volume
105
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3049-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3049-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3048-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3065-6
Series ISSN
1389-2649
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 258
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