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dc.creatorMaehle, Andreas-Holgeren
dc.creatorPranghofer, Sebastianen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:45:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:45:21Zen
dc.date.created2010en
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedizinhistorisches Journal 2010; 45(2): 189-221en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Medical+confidentiality+in+the+late+nineteenth+and+early+twentieth+centuries:+an+Anglo-German+comparison.&title=Medizinhistorisches+Journal+&volume=45&issue=2&date=2010&au=Maehle,+Andreas-Holger;+Pranghofer,+Sebastianen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1025696en
dc.description.abstractProfessional secrecy of doctors became an issue of considerable medico-legal and political debate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in both Germany and England, although the legal preconditions for this debate were quite different in the two countries. While in Germany medical confidentiality was a legal obligation and granted in court, no such statutory recognition of doctors' professional secrecy existed in England. This paper is a comparative analysis of medical secrecy in three key areas--divorce trials, venereal disease and abortion--in both countries. Based on sources from the period between c.1870 and 1939, our paper shows how doctors tried to define the scope of professional secrecy as an integral part of their professional honour in relation to important matters of public health.en
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dc.sourceeweb:328781en
dc.subjectAbortionen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectDivorceen
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subject.classificationHistory of Health Ethics / Bioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationConfidentialityen
dc.subject.classificationCultural Pluralismen
dc.titleMedical Confidentiality in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: An Anglo-German Comparisonen
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