From Prussia to Russia: Russian critics of “Aerztliche Ethik”

  • Boleslav L. Lichterman ORCID Mail Professor, Department of Humanities, The IM Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia
Keywords:
History of medical ethics; Russia; Germany; V. Veresaev; A. Moll

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to compare “Zapiski Vracha” (“Confessions of a Physician”, first published in 1901) by Vikenty Veresaev to “Aerztliche Ethik” (“Doctors’ Ethics”, first published in 1902; two Russian editions were published in 1903 and 1904) by Albert Moll. It starts with an overview of medical ethics in Russia at the turn of the 20th century in relation to zemstvo medicine, followed by reception of Veresaev’s “Confessions of a Physician” by Russian and German physicians, and of Moll’s “Doctors’ Ethics” in Russia. Comparison of these two books may serve as a good example of a search for common philosophical foundations of medical ethics as well as the impact of national cultural traditions.

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Published
2020-01-01
How to Cite
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Lichterman B. From Prussia to Russia: Russian critics of “Aerztliche Ethik”. J Med Ethics Hist Med. 12.
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