Practical divinity and medical ethics: lawful versus unlawful medicine in the writings of William Perkins (1558-1602).

@article{Gevitz2013PracticalDA,
  title={Practical divinity and medical ethics: lawful versus unlawful medicine in the writings of William Perkins (1558-1602).},
  author={Norman Gevitz},
  journal={Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={198-226}
}
This article examines for the first time the theologically based medical ethics of the late sixteenth-century English Calvinist minister William Perkins. Although Perkins did not write a single focused book on the subject of medical ethics, he addressed a variety of moral issues in medicine in his numerous treatises on how laypeople should conduct… CONTINUE READING