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Medical Privilege in Court: Protecting Patient Confidence or Obstructing the Course to Justice?

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter compares the different legal conditions for doctors in British, American, and German courts if they were asked to give evidence on their patients. While doctors in Britain have been ... More


Abortion: Reporting a Crime or Preserving Confidentiality?

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes nineteenth- and early twentieth-century debates on the question whether doctors should be obliged to report illegal abortions to the authorities. While some American physicians ... More


Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Andreas-Holger Maehle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Privacy and medical confidentiality are currently issues of considerable public concern, especially regarding the management and sharing of patient information in health databases. This book for the ... More


Introduction

Andreas-Holger Maehle

in Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226404820
eISBN:
9780226404967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226404967.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Starting with a disciplinary case of the New York Academy of Medicine against the surgeon J. Marion Sims in 1869/70, this introduction gives examples of typical problems with medical confidentiality. ... More


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