Revisiting the Beginning of Bioethics: The Contribution of Fritz Jahr (1927)

@article{Goldim2009RevisitingTB,
  title={Revisiting the Beginning of Bioethics: The Contribution of Fritz Jahr (1927)},
  author={Jos{\'e} Roberto Goldim},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={52},
  pages={377 - 380}
}
  • J. Goldim
  • Published 14 August 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
Van Rensselaer Potter is usually credited with coining the term bioethics and with founding this field. However, the rediscovery of the article “Bioethics: A Panorama of the Human Being’s Ethical Relations with Animals and Plants,” published in 1927 by Fritz Jahr in the German magazine Kosmos, necessitates a revision of this history of the foundation of bioethics. While Potter made significant contributions to this field, the importance of Jahr to the founding of bioethics should be recognized. 
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