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Well-mannered medicine : medical ethics and etiquette in classical Ayurveda

Author: Dagmar Wujastyk
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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Dagmar Wujastyk explores the moral discourses on the practice of medicine in the foundational texts of Ayurveda, showing how these works testify to an elaborate system of medical ethics and etiquette.
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Wujastyk, Dagmar.
Well-mannered medicine.
2012
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dagmar Wujastyk
ISBN: 9780199950560 0199950563
OCLC Number: 939847704
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Abbreviations ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; 1 The pillars of treatment ; 2 On becoming a physician ; 3 On continued learning and interaction with peers ; 4 To care or not to care ; 5 The rewards of medical practice ; 6 Veracity in the doctor-patient relationship ; 7 Ethical elisions ; 8 Concluding reflections ; Appendices ; A Sanskrit text passages: The pillars of treatment ; B Sanskrit text passages: On becoming a physician ; C Sanskrit text passages: On continued learning and interaction with peers ; D Sanskrit text passages: To care or not to care ; E Sanskrit text passages: The rewards of medical practice ; F Sanskrit text passages: Veracity in the doctor-patient relationship ; Notes ; Bibliography
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Dagmar Wujastyk explores the moral discourses on the practice of medicine in the foundational texts of Ayurveda, showing how these works testify to an elaborate system of medical ethics and etiquette.

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