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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Medical ‘manners’ on trial

Medical ‘manners’ on trial

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(p.175) 40 Medical ‘manners’ on trial
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0040

This chapter presents a 1997 commentary on so-called medical ‘manners’. It argues that as the power of interventions increase, the moral strength of medicine may come to rely on its ‘professional manners’: the extent of self-restraint for the common good exercised by individual practitioners.

Keywords:   medical practice, medical research, medical treatments, individual practitioners

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