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This ebook bargains a distinct and complete define of the ethos, the bioethics and the sexual ethics of the popular anatomist and founding father of sleek geology, Niels Stensen (1638-1686). It tells the tale of a scholar who's compelled to shield himself opposed to his professor who attempts to plagiarize his first discovery, the “Ductus Stenonis”: the 1st functionality try out for the younger researcher. The focal issues are questions of bioethics, specifically in regards to human copy, sexual ethics, the start of lifestyles and the ensoulment of the embryo, including frontiers of pastoral care. The e-book delineates Stensen’s ethos in addition to its medico-ethical and theological implications and reception via researchers and physicians from the 17th century till this present day, and asks approximately his lasting importance. regardless of courting again greater than three hundred years, Stensen’s personality and his paintings provide up strangely topical solutions to present questions about the character ethics in clinical technological know-how and perform. moreover, “Ethos, Bioethics, and Sexual Ethics in paintings and Reception of the Anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686): movement of affection” is the 1st educational publication on bioethics and sexual ethics with a foreword by way of the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the religion. a desirable publication for bioethicists, physicians, participants of future health professions, scientists, and theologians.

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Michiel Boudewijns (early seventeenth century–1681) of Antwerp, which deals with questions pertaining to medical practice, pharmacists, patients and 128 Elkeles, “Aussagen zu ärztlichen Leitwerten”, pp. 121–126; Grell, “Education”, p. 79. On Bartholin: Hendrik Andreas Hens (Bjørn Kornerup/Valdemar Meisen), “Bartholin, Caspar”; in: DBL3 1 (1979), pp. 470–472. 129 Bergdolt, Gewissen, p. 179. On the term “orthotomy” and its religious implications see Danneberg, Anatomie, pp. 204–225, and on the wish by the Helmstedt professor Hermann Conring for Stensen in this regard see Sobiech, Herz, Gott, Kreuz, p.

147 Nathanson, Hand of God, p. 109. 150 As expounded by the medical historian Gerrit A. Lindeboom (1905–1986), Descartes likens the human body in health and illness to a machine, eg an automatic clockwork. At times, Lindeboom writes, the French philosopher himself may have forgotten that this was but an analogy, making it somewhat understandable if some his contemporaries and followers thought the body was in fact a machine. 151 For Stensen on the other hand, Descartes’ philosophy was neither beyond doubt nor did he expect it to provide information on the composition of reality; to him it represented a “methodological matrix”152 which he adapted to the requirements of his research.

Rztliche Moral von der Antike bis heute (Munich 2004)87 for the entire early modern period. The few scientific writings dealing with the medical profession and explicitly mentioning ‘ethos’ in their title are for the most part insufficiently founded in theory,88 resulting in rather diffuse descriptions of the ‘ethos’ inferred from the works of the respective authors examined therein. In his emphatic rectoral inauguration address Die Geburt des ärztlichen Ethos aus dem Geiste der Anatomie (The Birth of the Anatomical Ethos from the Spirit of Anatomy) on November 20, 1948, Dr.

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