This paper will discuss foundational thought for the practice of medical ethics in the context of Dr. Thomas Percival, a physician in late eighteenth century Britain, and his work in which he introduced a code of medical ethics in an attempt to correct the imbalance of values used by physicians in their medical practices and to codify medical ethics as a practice in the Manchester Infirmary.

First Advisor

Kristin Johnson

Second Advisor

Suzanne Holland

Degree Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology, & Society

Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2016