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An Introduction to the Social History of Medicine

Europe Since 1500

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A one-volume, detailed survey of the major debates and themes in the history of western medicine, from the early modern period to the present. Combining specialised knowledge with new ways of thinking about the subject, this...

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A one-volume, detailed survey of the major debates and themes in the history of western medicine, from the early modern period to the present. Combining specialised knowledge with new ways of thinking about the subject, this lucidly written, illustrated text explores traditional views and questions existing orthodoxies.

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Unique in its coverage?of both the modern and early modern periods?
Covers the West in its entirety, offering a geographical spread not currently addressed by any single volume

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List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Preface
Understanding the History of Medicine: Historiography
Disease, Illness and Society
Medicine and Religion
Women, Health and Medicine
Medical Self-Help and the Market for Medicine
Anatomy and Medicine
Surgery
Hospitals
Practitioners and Professionalization
Science and the Practice of Medicine
Nursing
Public Health
Healthcare and the State
Medicine and Empire
Medicine and Warfare
The Rise of the Asylum
Afterword
Index.
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KEIR WADDINGTON is Reader in the Social History of Medicine and Head of History at Cardiff University, UK. He has written a number of books on the history of hospitals, asylums, medical education and public health. He is closely involved with the Society for the Social History of Medicine.


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KEIR WADDINGTON is Reader in the Social History of Medicine and Head of History at Cardiff University, UK. He has written a number of books on the history of hospitals, asylums, medical education and public health. He is closely involved with the Society for the Social History of Medicine.


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