Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge: Historical Essays

1st Edition

William F. Bynum, Stephen Lock, Roy Porter

Routledge
December 14, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 287 Pages
ISBN 9780367075958 - CAT# K405720
Series: Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

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Summary

Originally published in 1992 Medical Journals and Medical Knowledge examines both broad developments in print and media and the practice of particular journals such as the British Medical Journal. The book is the first study to address these questions and to examine the impact of regular news on the making of the medical community. The book considers the rise of the medical press, and looks at how it recorded and described principal developments and so promoted medical science and enhanced medical consciousness. This book was a seminal work when first published and was one of the first to consider the importance of the roots of medical journalism, editorial practices and the ways in which the medical journalism altered the world of medicine.

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