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

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

by Roy Porter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521557917

ISBN-13: 9780521557917

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In his short but authoritative study, Roy Porter assesses the impact of disease on the English before the widespread availability and public provision of medical care, incorporating into the revised edition new perspectives offered by recent research. He examines the medical profession, attitudes to doctors and disease, and the development of state involvement in

Overview

In his short but authoritative study, Roy Porter assesses the impact of disease on the English before the widespread availability and public provision of medical care, incorporating into the revised edition new perspectives offered by recent research. He examines the medical profession, attitudes to doctors and disease, and the development of state involvement in public health. Drawing together much fragmentary material and providing a detailed bibliography, this book is an important guide to the history of medicine and to 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 2nd edition; Introduction; 1. Disease, death and doctors in Tudor and Stuart England; 2. The practice of medicine in early modern England; 3. Experience and actions: countering illness in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; 4. Medicine and the market economy of the Georgian century; 5. The medical profession and the state in the nineteenth century; 6. The role of medicine: what did it achieve?; Select bibliography; Index.

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