Relating to the practice of medicine in the large sense, this subset of the
International Encyclopaedia of Laws covers national and international medical
law. Each national monograph contains, besides a general introduction, a
description for the country in question of::
• the law related to the medical profession, such as access to the
medical profession, illegal practice of medicine and control over the practice
• the physician-patient relationship (the rights and duties of
physicians and patients) and specific issues such as abortion and euthanasia;
• the national law dealing with the physician in relation to his
colleagues, to other health care providers and the health care system.
An international monograph covers the World Health Organization in both its
international and regional aspects.
A Codex of International Medical Law and Ethics is also included. Forthcoming
international monographs will cover international declarations on medical
ethics such as the Declaration of Helsinki on Medical Experiments (1964) and
the European Code of Medical Ethics.
Medical Law is the only publication in this field, analyzing and
describing theory and practice in a growing number of countries, including
those at the fore-front of medical law and ethics.
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Each monograph follows the outline below.
The Authors. Table of Contents. Preface.General Introduction. Selected
Part I: The Medical Profession.
1. Access to the Medical Profession.
2. The Practice of Medicine.
3. Illegal Practice of Medicine.
4. Control over the Practice of Medicine.
Part II: The Physician-Patient Relationship.
1. General Description.
2. The Physician-Patient Relationship in Specific Terms.
3. Specific Activities.
Part III: The Physician and the Health Care System.
1. Collegial Relationships.
2. Relationship with Other Health Care Providers.
3. Relationship with Health Care Institutions.
FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board;
Encyclopaedias and Editors; Introducing the International Encyclopaedia of
Laws; Curriculum Vitae of the General Editor.
GENERAL SECTION: Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Introducing
the International Encyclopaedia of Medical Law;
Curriculum Vitae of the Editor.
World Health Organization, by G. L. Burci and C.-H. Vignes;
CODEX: International Medical Law and Ethics: Texts and Documents, by H. Nys
and C. Trouet.
Australia, by Prof. Dr. D. R. C. Chalmers;
Belgium, by Prof. H. Nys;
Bulgaria, by Dr. P. Goleva-Panova;
Canada, by The Health Law Institute and Prof. T. Caulfield;
China, by Prof S. Wang, Ms. A. Cai and Mrs. Y. Wang;
Czech Republic, by A. P. den Exter and L. Prudil;
France, by Prof. G. Mémeteau;
Germany, by Prof. Tade Matthias Spranger;
Greece, by Dr. T. B. Koniaris and Dr. A.D. Karlovassitou-Koniari;
Hungary, by Dr. J. Sándor;
Ireland, by Dr. D. Tomkin and Dr. P. Hanafin;
Israel, by Prof. A. Carmi;
Malaysia, by Dr. K.A. Choong;
The Netherlands, by A. den Exter, Prof. M. Buijsen and Prof. H. Hermans;
Nigeria, by Dr. J.A. Yakubu;
Peru, by Prof. Dr. Mg.E. Varsi Rospigliosi;
Poland, by Prof. M. Nesterowicz, Dr. E. Bagínska and Dr. Den Exter;
Singapore, by Mr. T.S.-H. Kaan;
Slovak Republic, by Mr. Peter Kovac;
South Africa, by Prof. S. A. Strauss;
South Pacific, by Prof. Peter Macfarlane;
Spain, by Prof. Dr. iur. med. C. M. Romeo-Casabona, J.U. Hernández-Plasencia,
and E. Sola-Reche;
Sweden, by Prof. L. Westerhäll;
Turkey, by Prof. S. Görkey, Prof. T.Güven & Prof. G. Sert;
United Kingdom, by Prof. D. Price;
United States of America, by Prof. B. Furrow, Prof. T. Greaney, Prof. S. H.
Johnson, Prof. T. S. Jost, and Prof. R. Schwartz;
Uruguay, by Prof. Dr. P. J. Montano y Gomez de Alía, Prof. Dr. J. J. Puerto
González and Dr. M. I. Méndez.