A History of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1948-1983

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This is the fourth volume to be published of A History of the Royal College of Physicians, covering the period 1948-1983. Volumes I-III were published in 1964, 1966, and 1972 respectively, and covered the history of the College from its foundation in 1518 to 1947. It is a scholarly study, based on archival and other sources, of a major historical institution, and examines the way in which it adapted to far-reaching changes in medical knowledge, social attitudes, and the organization of health. As such, it is a major contribution to institutional history. At the same time it illuminates the history of the National Health Service and examines controversial public issues such as smoking.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199253340
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/28/2005
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Asa Briggs, created Lord Briggs of Lewes in 1976, is a former Vice-Chancellor of Sussex University, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, and Chancellor of the Open University. He has written four volumes of a history of British broadcasting and is President of the Social History Society. In 2000 he was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History. His is married with four children.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: New and Old
2. The Context: The National Health Service I, 1946-1968
3. Five Presidents
4. Smoking
5. A Change of Premises
6. Electing: Examining: Training: Educating
7. Communicating: Within and Without
8. Unfinished Business: The National Health Service II, 1968-1984
9. Munk's Roll
10. Essential Values
I: The College Constitution (a) Charter (b) Bye-Laws, 1948, 1984
II: Presidents and College Officers, 1948-1984
III: Harveian Orations IV: Honorary Fellows Elected 1948-1983
V: College Reports 1948-1983
VI: Lectures, Medals, Prizes, Scholarships VII: Portraits and Other Art Works Acquired 1948-1983
VIII: Audio and Video Tape Interviews of Fellows, Honorary Fellows, and Honorary Members

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