Walking London's Medical History / Edition 1

Walking London's Medical History / Edition 1

by Peter Ackroyd
ISBN-10:
1853156191
ISBN-13:
9781853156199
Pub. Date:
10/27/2006
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Walking London's Medical History / Edition 1

A fascinating guide to medical London, this book contains seven guided walks around the city that focus on the rich medical history surrounding each area. Each walk is centered around a medical theme - history and past events are bought to life as sex, murder and intrigue mingle with medical events and figures in by-gone times. Linking together past and contemporary events in healthcare, readers are able to familiarize themselves with the developments of medicine through the ages.

Packed full of curious and surprising facts about medicine and beautifully illustrated with maps, photographs and images, this is the perfect guide book for anyone with a passion for urban walks, the history of London and of course, medicine.

With a foreword written by Peter Ackroyd, best selling and award winning writer, biographer and poet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853156199
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/27/2006
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nick Black MD FFPHM FRCS DRCOG DCH
Professor of Health Services Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London

Table of Contents

The history of healthcare
Walk 1: Church, Crown and City - Covent Garden
Walk 2: The Lost Hospitals of St Luke's - St Luke's
Walk 3: A Cradle of Reform - St Pancras & Bloomsbury
Walk 4: The Challenging Isle - Soho
Walk 5: Merge or Move - Fitzrovia
Walk 6: From Trades to Professions - Marylebone
Walk 7: 'Merrie Islington' to 'the contagion of numbers' - Finsbury, Islington
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