Medical Education in the Age of Improvement

Medical Education in the Age of Improvement : Edinburgh Students and Apprentices

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By the 18th century, Edinburgh University was the centre of medical education in the English-speaking world, admired and imitated by medical schools in Europe and America. This is a study of the people most affected by and influential in Edinburgh's success - the students themselves. Lisa Rosner gives a "students'-eye" view of life as a medical student. She argues that the students were in no way passive recipients of a set curriculum, but that they helped shape the courses they took, based on their assumptions of the best way to prepare for medical practice. As a result, the Edinburgh training became the most up-to-date and flexible medical education available, responding quickly to changes in society and science. This text features matriculation records, surviving lecture notes and student letters and diaries.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 143.3 x 223.5 x 25.4mm | 467.21g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748602453
  • 9780748602452

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Medical education and medical practice; student life; the courses - a guide for gentlemen studying medicine; gentlemen physicians; industrious apprentices; occasional auditors; the Royal Medical Society; licentiates in surgery; response in the medical faculty; the Royal Commission.
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