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ELIO-CALVO, Daniel. From traditional medical ethics to medical bioethics. Cuad. - Hosp. Clín. [online]. 2020, vol.61, n.1, pp.168-182. ISSN 1562-6776.

Abstract After an introductory review of medicine as a science and art, it is shown the historical development of medical ethics, since the down of medicine, with its magical and religious character; its evolution and enrichment through greek culture, changes occurred in medieval, modern and contemporary ages, with its medical naturalization, scientification and tecnification, originating biomedical conflicts that traditional medical ethics is insufficient to face. Bioethics then arises in the 70 decades. It is shown its origin as a multidisciplinary and integrative reflection área of environmental, social and medical topics, that with the passage of times becomes essentially a medical bioethics. It is remembered his origin and development initially in USA, then Europe, Latinamerica and the whole world, until its evolution and current situation, when questions arise to its principlist original theory, bringing new conceptions as social justice, originated in Southamerica.

Palabras clave : Medical ethics; biomedical ethics; history of medicine.

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