The Development of Medical Liability in Germany 1800–1945

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This volume examines the development of medical liability in Germany during its intense formative period from 1800–1945. It focuses on how the fault requirement in civil law was conceptualised and applied to liability for errors in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. By focusing on the development of the law, and how it related and responded to changes in the nature of medicine, medical practitioners and healthcare over the course of this period, this volume uncovers a rich interaction between the legal and medical narratives concerning fault.
It offers an account of legal development where the law and lawyers were deeply embedded in, and influenced by, the broader social context, identifying a gradual shift towards asserting courts’ independence from the medical narrative and medical technological advances.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
PublisherVittorio Klostermann
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)9783465143673
ISBN (Print)9783465043676
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Publication series

NameStudien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte


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