Medical Education in the Age of Improvement : Edinburgh Students and Apprentices
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.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 143.3 x 223.5 x 25.4mm | 467.21g
- 01 Aug 1991
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Table of contents
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.