The Healers: A History of Scottish Medicine

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A new edition of the bestselling history. Written for the general reader, it tells the inspiring but occasionally gruesome story of medicine in Scotland up to the present day—from the early efforts of folk healers and medieval institutions like Soutra Hospital, through to the 19th century when bodysnatching was rife, an age when doctors like Joseph Lister, David Livingstone and James Simpson made Scottish medicine world-famous.

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Overview

A new edition of the bestselling history. Written for the general reader, it tells the inspiring but occasionally gruesome story of medicine in Scotland up to the present day—from the early efforts of folk healers and medieval institutions like Soutra Hospital, through to the 19th century when bodysnatching was rife, an age when doctors like Joseph Lister, David Livingstone and James Simpson made Scottish medicine world-famous.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841830513
  • Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: New edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

David Hamilton was, until he retired in 2005, a transplant surgeon in Glasgow. He now teaches medical history in St Andrews University. As well as medicine, his great passion is golf, and he is the author of many books on the subject and runs his own small publishing press specializing in golf history titles. He is the author of The Scottish Golf Guide, also published by Birlinn.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 1981 Edition xi
Introducing the 2003 Reprint xiii
1 The Dark Ages 1
2 The Middle Ages: 1100-1600 7
3 The Troubled Years: 17th Century 41
4 The Rise of the Professional: 18th Century 91
5 The Industrial Revolution: 19th Century (1) 146
6 The Entry of the State: 19th Century (2) 196
7 The Rise of the State: 20th Century 234
Bibliography and References 275
Index 305
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