Medico-legal history writings of Robert D. Miller
Included in this collection are the works of Robert D. Miller on the history of medico-legal matters. The works are primarily focused on or started with exploration of issues related to consent and refusal of medical services.
(2020-09-07)This article discusses the introduction of the term “informed consent” into medical malpractice law and collects the prior uses of the term in other contexts.
The first medical informed consent statute - Deseret (1851): The use of laws requiring consent to discourage disfavored medical procedures (2020-10-07)In 1851 the Provisional State of Deseret (renamed Utah when it became part of the United States enacted the earliest known law requiring informed consent to health care. This article discusses the law, its context, and its ...
(2020-10-07)This article discusses two nineteenth century cases in which surgery was performed over the objections of a competent adult patient and was followed by governmental investigation and action. The two cases are Jonathon ...
(Author, 2019)The Slater case is the first case imposing liability on a surgeon for performing a procedure without consent. This book reviews what happened, what was presented in court, and why they are so different. It also reviews the ...