A History of Scottish Medicine
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A History of Scottish Medicine : Themes and Influences

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Great names, research and innovations, celebrated centres of medical training - Scotland has always been associated with medicine. In this exciting book, Helen Dingwall introduces the history of Scottish medicine from earliest times to the present day. Offering a new synthesis of medicine and society in Scotland, she *Covers developments in medicine, surgery and alternative medicine in relation to the changing economic, social, political and religious background. *Discusses concepts of professionalism and institutionalisation. *Assesses medical practitioners and patients in the general historical context. This is the first comprehensive study of Scottish medicine to be written by a historian for over twenty years. Its breadth of coverage - given both the time span and the range of background factors considered - makes A History of Scottish Medicine invaluable reading for all those with an interest in this fascinating subject.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0748608656
  • 9780748608652
  • 1,398,645

About Helen Dingwell

Helen Dingwall is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Stirling.
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Table of contents

Introduction; Part One: A Nation in the Making: Medicine in Scotland from Earliest Times to c.1500; 1. Scotland and Scots before Scotland; 2. Scottish Medicine in pre-Scotland Times; 3. Medicine in Medieval Scotland; Part Two: A Nation Ascendant? Medicine in Scotland from c.1300-c.1800; 4. Scotland and Scots in Scotland; 5. Medicine in Early Modern Scotland; 6. Medicine in Enlightenment Scotland; Part Three: A Nation Eclipsed? Medicine in Scotland from c.1800-2000; 7. Scotland and Scots Beyond Scotland; 8. Public Medicine in Public Scotland; 9. Modern Medicine in Modern Scotland; Conclusion; Further Reading; Select Bibliography; Index.
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A bold venture ! The scope of the book is impressive - exploring medicine from the Dark Ages to the present day ! A lively introduction to Scotland's medical history in its context. A bold venture ! The scope of the book is impressive - exploring medicine from the Dark Ages to the present day ! A lively introduction to Scotland's medical history in its context.
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