Western Medical Tradition 1800-2000

ISBN-10: 0521475651

ISBN-13: 9780521475655

Edition: 2006

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Description: A detailed and authoritative account of the last two centuries of the development of 'Western' medicine. It describes the most important people, events and transformations, but gives explanations for why medicine developed as it did.

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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 630
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chronological table for chapter 1
Medicine in transformation, 1800-1849
Introduction
Inventing medical tradition
Sociologies of nineteenth-century medicine
The social body
Conclusion
Chronological table for chapter 2
The rise of science in medicine, 1850-1913
Medical science
Medical institutions
Disease and diseases
Medicine and society
Doctors and the state
Chronological table for chapter 3
Continuity in crisis: medicine, 1914-1945
Overview
World War I, 1914-1918
Between the wars
Medical institutions
Medical research
The pharmaceutical industry
Welfare
The future of nations
Diseases and accidents
Provision for sickness
Medicine in the Soviet Union
Internationalism
Nazi Germany
World War II, 1939-1945
1914-1945, the legacy
Chronological table for chapter 4
Medical enterprise and global response, 1945-2000
Overview
Medical research
Health and disease
Medical practice
Medical education
The translation of medical research into medical practice
Medicine and the media
Afterword
Bibliographical essays
General bibliography
Index
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