Medicine in Society Historical Essays
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The social history of medicine over the past fifteen years has redrawn the boundaries of medical history. Specialized papers and monographs have contributed to our knowledge of how medicine has affected society and how society has shaped medicine. This book synthesizes, through a series of essays, some of the most significant findings of this "new social history" of medicine. The period covered ranges from ancient Greece to the present time. While coverage is not exhaustive, the reader is able to trace how medicine in the West developed from an unlicensed open market place, with many different types of practitioners in the classical period, to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century professionalized medicine of State influence, of hospitals, public health medicine, and scientific medicine. The book also covers innovative topics such as patient-doctor relationships, the history of the asylum, and the demographic background to the history of medicine.
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Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/27/1992
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Healers in the medical market place: towards a social history of Graeco-Roman medicine|
|Medicine and society in medieval Europe, 500-1500|
|The patient in England, c. 1660-c. 1800|
|Making sense of health and the environment in early modern England|
|Medicine in the age of Enlightenment|
|The rise of the modern hospital in Britain|
|Medical practitioners 1750-1850 and the period of medical reform in Britain|
|Public health, preventive medicine and professionalization: England and America in the nineteenth century|
|Madness and its institutions|
|From infectious to chronic diseases: changing patterns of sickness in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries|
|Providers, 'consumers', the state and the delivery of health care services in twentieth-century Britain|
|The implications of increased life expectancy for family and social life|