British Medicine in an Age of Reform
Routledge – 1991 – 276 pages
British Medicine in an Age of Reform, charts the nature and dynamics of the radical changes which occurred between 1780 and 1850 - a great turning point in British medicine. Medicine was reformed just as politics was being reformed. It became a recognizable profession, and at the same time there was an impetus from within to base the subject upon science. By the end of the 1850's medicine had become perceptibly `modern'.
Contributions by acknowledged experts cover subjects from Apothecaries' Act of 1815 to froensic medicine, and the effect of scientific medicine on the doctor-patient relationship. Fascinating and detailed, British Medicine in an Age of Reform provides a rich source of information for students of social history, the history of medicine and science, and for those working in the medical profession.
`This volume provides a consistently readable account of different aspects of change in the medical profession during one of its most vital reforming periods. The summaries of the detailed research are useful to student and tutor alike.' - Julie Rugg, Social History Society Newsletter
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Contributors: Logie Barrow, University of Bremen, Germany Catherine Crawford, Essex University Mary Fissell, University of Manchester Stephen Jacyna, University of Manchester Roy Porter, The Wellcome Institute Ruth Richardson, The Institute of Historical Research Perry Williams, Cambridge University