Disease, Medicine and Society in England, 1550-1860 / Edition 2

Disease, Medicine and Society in England, 1550-1860 / Edition 2

by Roy Porter
     
 

Assessing the impact of disease on the English before the widespread availability and public provision of medical care, this text incorporates into a revised edition new perspectives offered by recent research. It is an important guide to the history of medicine and English social history. See more details below

Overview

Assessing the impact of disease on the English before the widespread availability and public provision of medical care, this text incorporates into a revised edition new perspectives offered by recent research. It is an important guide to the history of medicine and English social history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521557917
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #3
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the second edition
Introduction1
1Disease, death and doctors in Tudor and Stuart England5
2The practice of medicine in early modern England11
3Experiences and actions: countering illness in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries17
4Medicine in the market economy of the Georgian age27
5The medical profession and the state in the nineteenth century45
6The role of medicine: what did it achieve?59
Select bibliography64
Index77

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