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Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

T.A. Cavanaugh.

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Medical Ethics; History of Medicine. 208 pages.

Hippocrates’ Oath and Asclepius’ Snake: The Birth of the Medical Profession articulates the Oath as establishing the medical profession—a practice incorporating an internal,...

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Hippocrates’ <i>Oath</i>

T.A. Cavanaugh.

in Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics; History of Medicine. 10858 words.

Chapter 2 (Hippocrates’ Oath) begins by extensively examining the grounds for attributing the Oath to Hippocrates, finding them reasonable. It then contextualizes, articulates, and explains...

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History of non-heart-beating donation

Gauke Kootstra.

in Organ Donation and Transplantation after Cardiac Death

March 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Medical Ethics; History of Medicine. 2335 words.

Chapter 1 discusses the history of non-heart-beating (NHB) donation of organs, including classification of donors, criteria for death, waiting times, the Double-Balloon-Triple-Lumen (DBTL)...

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Introduction

T.A. Cavanaugh.

in Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics; History of Medicine. 1225 words.

The Introduction explains the relevance of the cover art, “the bas-relief of Telephus,” to the book’s theme—that doctoring must exclude deliberate wounding. The relief depicts Achilles’...

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Oath, Profession, and Autonomy

T.A. Cavanaugh.

in Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics; History of Medicine. 7705 words.

Chapter 4 (Oath, Profession, and Autonomy) investigates the connections between medicine as incorporating an oath, being a profession, and possessing autonomy. It argues that professional...

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Organ Donation and Transplantation after Cardiac Death

Edited by David Talbot and Anthony D'Alessandro.

March 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Transplant Surgery; Medical Ethics; History of Medicine; Peri-operative Care; Haematology; Critical Care; Histopathology; Surgical Skills. 336 pages.

Written by international experts, this resource lays out the moral, legal and ethical restraints to using donors after cardiac death for organ transplant, together with the techniques that...

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Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine

Edited by Geoffrey Hanks, Nathan I. Cherny, Nicholas A. Christakis, Marie Fallon, Stein Kaasa and Russell K. Portenoy.

P ublished online March 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; History of Medicine; Pharmacology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Medical Oncology; Medical Ethics; Nursing Skills; Occupational Therapy; Arts Therapies; Dietetics; Physiotherapy; Speech and Language Therapy; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Paediatrics; Communication Skills; Clinical Science; Pain Medicine; Clinical Radiology; Interventional Radiology; Psychiatry; Gastroenterology; Dermatology; Genito-urinary Medicine; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Neurology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Nephrology; Critical Care; Geriatric Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Professional Development in Medicine. 1704 pages.

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine is the definitive textbook on the subject. The book is used across the world by the wide range of health care professionals involved in the care...

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Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Edited by Roger Detels, Robert Beaglehole, Mary Ann Lansang and Martin Gulliford.

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Public Health; History of Medicine; Dietetics; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology; Medical Ethics; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Patient Education and Information; Occupational Medicine; Communication Skills; Cardiovascular Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Dentistry; Neurology; Emergency Medicine; Paediatrics; Geriatric Medicine. 1,922 pages.

The Oxford Textbook of Public Health is the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. With contributors drawn from across the world, offering perspectives from...

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Snake?

T.A. Cavanaugh.

in Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics; History of Medicine. 6216 words.

Chapter 1 (Snake?) reflects on Asclepius’ snake (symbolic of the healing profession) as indicative of the need for Hippocrates’ Oath. Chapter 1 proposes that this ancient medical symbol...

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Wounding

T.A. Cavanaugh.

in Hippocrates' Oath and Asclepius' Snake

November 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Ethics; History of Medicine. 12307 words.

Chapter 3 (Wounding) considers the wounds forsworn in the Oath. It focuses particularly upon the killing of one’s patient as the paradigmatic instance of wounding, while also considering...

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