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Medicine Studies

Medicine Studies

An International Journal for History, Philosophy, and Ethics of Medicine & Allied Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Norbert W. Paul

ISSN: 1876-4533 (print version)
ISSN: 1876-4541 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12376

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 - Provides a forum for authors to explore and discuss topics at the intersection of medicine, science and societies beyond disciplinary boundaries

- Addresses the historical, philosophical and ethical aspects of medicine and related sciences

- Promotes the understanding of medicine and related sciences as particular practices in human cultures

Medicine Studies is an international, peer-reviewed journal that is open to submissions from scholars regardless of discipline working within the medical humanities, science and technology studies, bioethics, and philosophy of medicine. The aim of the journal is to contribute to a better understand of the relations between medicine, science, technology, and society - and the consequences of their interplay.

Inter- and transdisciplinary approaches are encouraged, as addressing many contemporary challenges in medicine requires knowledge about historical and cultural contexts that events and developments are situated in. In its unique section "Past and Present", the journal publishes review articles that provide an overview on the current developments and state of the art in a specific field of medicine or allied sciences, and contrasts this to their perception in the fields of history, philosophy, and ethics.

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    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.

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