John Gregory and the invention of professional medical ethics and the profession of medicine

@article{Baker2001JohnGA,
  title={John Gregory and the invention of professional medical ethics and the profession of medicine},
  author={Robert Baker},
  journal={Medical History},
  year={2001},
  volume={45},
  pages={121 - 123}
}
We do not expect sympathy from a good accountant, or a good lawyer. An unsympathetic accountant or lawyer can be good, we might even take the lack of sympathy to be a mark of professionalism; however, there is something profoundly wrong, even unprofessional, about unsympathetic physicians. Good doctors ought to have a caring heart. We inherit this expectation from the Scottish Enlightenment. Undoubtedly, the preeminent apostle of this ideal was the philosopher-physician, John Gregory of… CONTINUE READING