Medical Conflicts in Early Modern London (Oxford Studies in Social History Series): Patronage, Physicians, and Irregular Practitioners 1550-1640

Medical Conflicts in Early Modern London (Oxford Studies in Social History Series): Patronage, Physicians, and Irregular Practitioners 1550-1640

by Margaret Pelling, Frances White
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199257809

ISBN-13: 9780199257805

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first comprehensive analysis of the best single record we have which details the many medical practitioners in early modern London. It reveals the attitudes and realities in the conflict between the College of Physicians and the practitioners, whom the College regarded as illicit or irregular. In so doing, the book challenges the assumptions we make

Overview

This is the first comprehensive analysis of the best single record we have which details the many medical practitioners in early modern London. It reveals the attitudes and realities in the conflict between the College of Physicians and the practitioners, whom the College regarded as illicit or irregular. In so doing, the book challenges the assumptions we make about the dominant professional values of modern western society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199257805
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Oxford Studies in Social History Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and Conventions
List of Figures and Tables
1. Introduction: The College and the Middling Sort
2. Anatomy of an Anxious Institution: Plague and Seasonality
3. Censorial Activity: The Burdens of Officebearing
4. Initiation and Pursuit: Sources of Information for a Capital in Flux
5. Irregular Practitioners: A Wilderness of Mirrors
6. Gender Compromises: The Female Practitioner and her Connections
7. Active Patients: Patrons and Parties to Contract
8. The Effects of Confrontation: Demeanour, Penalties, and Patronage
9. Conclusions: Defining the Majority
Appendixes
Bibliography
Index

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