London: W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1770. First Edition. Octavo, viii, 182 pages; VG; Bound in quarter rebacked calf, marbled boards, label with gilt titling to spine; mild rubbing and wear to binding; small bookplate to front pastedown; sfep loose but present; light foxing to endpapers, first few leaves; mild scattered marginalia, pencil 'x' marks in margins; MF consignment; Shelved case 13.
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The first modern theory of medical ethics. Gregory was "The first in the English-language literature to employ philosophical methods to address ethical challenges in medicine and to do so in a self-consciously secular fashion ... In the course of inventing philosophical, secular medical ethics, Gregory also laid the conceptual, secular foundations for the profession of medicine as an intellectual and moral enterprise" (McCullough, 1998). Benjamin Rush, founding father and signer of the Declaration of Independence, studies under him.