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The Healers: A History of Scottish Medicine
     

The Healers: A History of Scottish Medicine

by David Hamilton
 

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,

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841830513
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
New edition
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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