Medicine, Ownership, and the Human Body

Jos Welie, Henk AMJ ten Have

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One of the earliest illustrations of an autopsy performed on a human body is depicted in the image of a fourteenth-century physician, guido de vigevano, gently embracing the vertically positioned body he has opened with his lancet. The physician’s facial expression reflects a sense of hesitation, even apology, for invading his fellow human being’s bodily integrity [2].keywordshuman bodybody parthuman dignitybody materialbody ownershipthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOwnership of the Body
EditorsJos Welie
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-015-9129-4
ISBN (Print)978-0-7923-5150-4, 978-90-481-5059-5
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

SeriesEuropean Studies in Philosophy of Medicine

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