Medicine in the Making of Modern Britain, 1700-1920

1st Edition

Christopher Lawrence

Routledge
Published July 14, 1994
Reference - 120 Pages
ISBN 9780415091688 - CAT# RU11353
Series: Historical Connections

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Summary

Christopher Lawrence's critical overview of medicine's place in the development of modern Britain examines the significance of the clinical encounter in contemporary society.
* first short synoptic study of its kind
* breaks new ground by bringing together specialised scholarship into a broad argument
* shows how the medical profession created a very specific role for itself
* relates medicine to general social policy

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