Philosophic Whigs: Medicine, Science and Citizenship in Edinburgh, 1789-1848

1st Edition

Stephen Jacyna

Routledge
Published April 24, 2014
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415755344 - CAT# Y162740

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Summary

Philosophic Whigs explores the links between scientific activity and politics in the early nineteenth century. Through a study of the Edinburgh medical school, L.S. Jacyna analyses the developments in medical education in the context of the social and political relationships within the local Whig community. Philosophic Whigs is a fascinating study of the links between science and the society that produces it.

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