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The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970 [NOOK Book]

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Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.

Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain ...
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The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1880-1970

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Overview

Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established.

Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain over the last two centuries and it demonstrates how these changes were rooted in transformed patterns of medical care. The shifts from private medicine through to National Insurance and the National Health Service fostered different kinds of relationship between doctor and patient and different understandings of psychological distress. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain examines these transformations and, in so doing, provides new critical insights into our modern sense of identity and changing notions of health that will be of great value to anyone interested in the modern history of British medicine.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780935911
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 481 KB

Meet the Author

Rhodri Hayward is Wellcome Award Lecturer in the History of Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
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Table of Contents

Preface / 1. The Emergence of the Unconscious / 2. The Healing Power of History / 3. Social Consciousness / 4. The Anxiety of Influence / 5. Cosmetic Psychiatry and the Problem of Truth / Bibliography / Index
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