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Is the new professionalism and ACP's new ethics really just about following guidelines?

The Charter ( Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium.A Physician's Charter) did not deal with just the important relationship of ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Is medical ethics a social,historical or economic artifiact?

The title question was raised in an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1995 by dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino (JAMA,may 24/31, 1995 -vol 273 no 20.)The article was entitled "Medicine and the Holocast:Learning more of the Lessons."

Pelegrino explains that the idea that the German war crimes perpetrated by physicians ( at least people with a medical degree) were the acts of only a handful was wrong. Many more physicians were involved in the what transpired under Nazi rule. He quotes historians who have demontrated how pervasive was the corruption and the degree to which German physicians "began to elevate service to the state above medical ethics"

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