Medicine and the Market in England and Its Colonies, C. 1450-C. 1850 / Edition 1

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Overview

An age of quackery and medical diversity, premodern medicine has often been described as a 'medical marketplace'. But what is a 'medical marketplace'? And what does it tell us about medical practice and knowledge? This volume provides the first systematic examination of medicine and the market in England, North America and India between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries. Covering key themes, including magic, midwifery, and professionalization, it offers a new understanding of how healthcare operated and changed over this period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230506435
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK S. R. JENNER is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of York

PATRICK WALLIS is Lecturer in Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—M.S.R.Jenner & P.Wallis
• Medical Economies in Fifteenth-Century England—R.Ralley
• Competition and Cooperation in the Early Modern Medical Economy—P.Wallis
• The Rural Medical Marketplace in Southern England c.1570-1720—I.Mortimer
• Magic, Alchemy and the Medical Economy in Early Modern England: The Case of Robert Fludd's Magnetical Medicine—L.Kassell
• The Marketplace of Print —M.Fissell
• Recipe Collections and the Currency of Medical Knowledge in the Early Modern 'Medical Marketplace'—E.Leong & S.Pennell
• Midwifery in the 'Medical Marketplace'—A.Wilson
• Illness in the 'Social Credit' and 'Money' Economies of Eighteenth-Century New England—B.Mutschler
• Medical Marketplaces beyond the West: Bazaar Medicine, Trade and the English Establishment in Eighteenth Century India—P.Chakrabarti
• Monopoly, Markets and Public Health: Pollution and Commerce in the History of London Water 1780-1830—M.S.R.Jenner
• Medicine, Quackery and the Free Market: The 'War' Against Morison's Pills and the Construction of the Medical Profession, c.1830-c.1850—M.Brown

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